we looked at a house today. it’s a lovely house. we didn’t take a camera with us, so no pictures, but trust me. lovely. it has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms a kitchen with more space than i have now and the tile work is white and yellow – so very bright. it has a bigger yard and more patio space. there’s a lovely breezeway upstairs. and it feels very “thai”. or at least much more “thai” than the western style house we are in right now. and michael can pretend to be harry potter since we’d stuff him under the stairs to work. and it’s right where we would like to be located. walking distance to school, to church, to wawee. and it’s in our price range. we meet with the landlord again next monday. i’ll take a camera so i can share pictures.
moving to this house would mean lots of changes. most good, but some challenging. we could get many places on foot or bike. both would be lovely. it would be much easier to get a songthaew or tuktuk. we’d be much more immersed in the culture. there are several western families in the neighborhood, but many more thais. flooding is not uncommon in that area of town, but the property has been built up – it’s the highest ground around. i’m pretty sold on this house. praying it works out.
and in other news:
we have had the car back. i know, that’s not new. but the stuttering and stammering it’s doing, well, that’s new. and i think uncalled for. so we’ve deposited the car back with the mechanic to give it a once over.