I have just entered the sixth year of my retirement here and I found the procedure in the Nakhon Phanom office much more time-consuming than in previous years, perhaps because I began with a mistake. I got a letter from the bank on Wednesday confirming that I had 800,000 deposited and I went to the immigration office on Thursday morning. There I was told that the letter from the bank and the application must have the same date. They also said that they would not accept the form of address used by the bank clerk, and they wrote down what they wanted. When those two items were corrected and all my papers were in order, an immigration officer spent more than 30 minutes looking through my passport, checking and comparing stamps and dates, and studying the entries in my bank book. He was a very pleasant man and I was tempted to ask what he was looking for, but I decided not to. The only comment he made was that he was happy that I had left my 800,000 undisturbed for five years.