Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Good evening (dtawn yen!)

Another day ends for Bob and Carol. The evenings are a reprise from the unbearable heat. Temperatures drop down into the upper 80's and if we are real lucky, thunderstorms spring up and cool down the house. The downside, is that 1000's of lizards, frogs, and insects try to get into the house, but we will still take the "cool" night anytime.

During certain rainy months, we have to turn all off all lights because ephemeral phototropic insects will fill the sky and be drawn to any source of light. Even though we have screens (which are required by Peace Corps), the installation leaves much to be desired and we are inundated with creatures (similar to mayflies) that fill the house and soon lose their 4 delicate wings which we sweep up for days.


At 10:51 AM, Blogger ALTA said...

What a beautiful sunset! I am glad it is cooling down for you guys! We miss you! love, Anne Marie

At 1:58 AM, Blogger Bob and Carol said...

Actually, it's not cooling down. The real heat comes in late April and May. The house "cools" down to 88 degrees at night (mid-80's if it rains) and heats up to 100-104 degrees during the afternoon. You feel hot and sticky 5 minutes after a shower!


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