“Look, they don’t have bars on their windows!”
“The coins are so shiny here.”
The big city is blessing us.
We’re staying at an apartment Partners haas attached to their offices. It was free this week and we are able to stay for free; and if we’re being honest, it’s nicer than our house by far. We are currently enjoying air con in the living room, a softer bed, a sitting toilet, a shower with curtain, and a larger fridge.
We went to the mall on our first day in the city. We ended up spending about five hours there and purchased a blender! Stephen was particularly excited about this since he will no longer be mashing chickpeas with a mortar & pecil for our hummus and falafel. And, we’re already enjoying smoothies and freshly made orange juice at this apartment.
Stephen also enjoyed a few guitar stores and playing a piano, which he’s really been missing.
Oh, and we went in to the doctor that day, too. My ear is getting better, so I’m on one more antibiotic and heading in one more time next week. He did say i have hole in my ear drum (not sure if it burst from the pressure of the infection or perhaps was damaged by one of the many doctors who poked around in my ear) that probably won’t heal for another month or so, at which point I’ll gain back full hearing. It’s awhile to wait, but I’m thankful it should be coming back.
We’ve also been enjoying the company of coworkers and friends in Chiang Mai. We’ve still been getting to know a family from Arkansas and couple from my little hometown of Roanoke, Illinois, that are here for business as mission, and we are really loving them. They are teaching us and refreshing us with their perspectives of Thailand and missions. And really, they are just fun and we’d rather them be living in Mae Sot, so we’re enjoying the time with them while we can.
Now we’re fitting in some work this week and preparing ourselves for the weekend ahead, with high hopes of enjoying a movie at the theater and some really wonderful Greek food.