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, April 12, 2006

The Inside Story

These pictures were taken a few months ago when we first saw the house. The kitchen has everything we need, including a refrigerator. The rest of the house is fully furnished in respect to Thai standards.....television and bare floors. Thais do not seem to use furniture. They spend a lot of time outside and when inside, they sit on the floor and sleep on the floor We do have the "luxury" of a bed. In fact, there is a bed with mattress (no box springs) in each of the two bedrooms, although we might buy new mattresses. Our supervisor (Khun Sura) and Bob's co-teacher (Kruu Tawee) are inspecting the house, as you can see in one of the pictures. They recommended this house three months ago because it wasn't "cluttered" with furniture like the other foreign owned homes we were shown. We did move into the house of their choice. In retrospect, we were very comfortable in this house and eventually installed a water tank so that we could have water 24 hours a day. We also installed a shower with a heating system attached to the wall. Our greatest pleasure was taking a shower and standing in front of a fan because of the unbearable heat and humidity.


At 3:06 PM, Blogger MJ said...

Kitchen looks fit for a gourmet! Living space looks open and ready for a party!

At 3:48 PM, Blogger ALTA said...

Wow your new house looks lovely!!! We will be sending you a DVD soon!!

At 12:08 AM, Blogger matt said...

I wish I had a place that big! Looks really nice....any requests on DVD's?


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