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.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Centipedes Bite!

We think our house is the local breeding ground for centipedes. We spray our kitchen every night and ususally wake up to the sight of several semi-conscious centipedes (4-6 inches long) suffering from the effects of the spray. Bob is always walking barefoot in the house (which is the custom in Thailand). He has stepped on a few dead centipedes and scorpions, but yesterday a very "live" centipede got him on the top of his big toe as he opened the refrigerator early in the morning. Oi!!!! (as they say in Thailand for "ouch"). His foot was on fire for three hours. Luckily, he reacted quickly and the swelling was minimal. Today, Bob is wearing flip-flops in the house!!!!


At 6:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mj says: Yow! Sounds like shoes are a good idea!


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