|Three bad boys from Homer at Phu Failom Park|
|Rice paddy on Rte 2313 south of Udon Thani|
In her defense I must say that she was only trying to protect our place and her things. She has more to lose than I do if the place gets inundated. When we returned to Bangkok a couple of weeks ago neither of us thought Bangkok would actually flood. Now, that seems inevitable. The only questions are, how bad will it be, how much of our stuff will get destroyed, how long will it last, how long until things return to normal?
Most of our other friends have left by now too. Henry was holding out for some reason but he finally came to his senses and booked a flight out today. Homer friend Scott was headed to Bangkok for some dental work. He wisely decided to wait until the crisis ends. Our thoughts are with the gals at the Gecko Bar, Gee and Pookie, who live in Bangkok and cannot leave. Hang in there ladies.
Daily I watch scenes unfolding in the English language Bangkok Post and watch Thai TV. It seems endless. The suffering, the wreckage of homes and livelihoods, automobiles, farm animals, pets, all lost -- by some estimates the disaster could last into the New Year. I'll take the Red Shirt rallies any day compared to this.
|Interesting trees - Phu Failom Park (Albert photo)|