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  1. Owl Log - 09-08-2020 Rain again last night. More than enough to fill number one. Have two gravity pipes running from one to two and one from two to three. Gonna put in a four incher this afternoon (Sunday) to run from two to three. The thinking is that if the next rain fills number one, it will gradually go uphill to number three. The Mrs doesn't quite get the thinking; "You will have to pump water from number one. Will fill up. Go over side, Fish will get out." "It's OK teerak. everything is fine." "Stupid husband know nothing about water in Thailand. Cannot go up the hill easy." She is right of course. Might have to actually pump from four to seven, and run down hill. We will see. So! Not only have gravity flow, but number two is being filled from rice field. Hopefully this system will see all the ponds filled this month. And if that's the case, it will be the first time for four years. 44444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444 Up at it this morning. Getting the water holders down from number three water tower. I'm glad I never had to get up there myself. I've done so many times in the past; but,,,,. Don't like to admit that age has the better of me. Getting up ladders that high is for younger people. Each holder had 1500 litres capacity. They are not too heavy when empty; just bulky. Got all four down OK. I did my bit; on the ground. 44444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444 I quite like the look of these flat-roof houses that seem to be sprouting up everywhere. Much cheaper to build than the other traditional houses in the area. Might build one. 44444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444 Am I green fingered or what!! I was close on giving up on it, but,,,,, After four months of nothing but growing roots it has done me proud. Well done Avocado! Mrs Owl has her eye on it. I'll plant it and watch it grow to half metre high before I hand it over to her. It's twin on the farm is nearly two feet high. 4444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444 The village is over-run by dogs. So many in fact that I do not let Mildred go alone to the shop next door after dark. I go with her and I carry a sturdy stick if she needs to get anything late. Cats do not do well so well. Ginger is doing nicely. The only one left out of the last six. 44444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444 There was an accident on the 2022. A double lorry had left the road and ventured into the undergrowth. I went along this morning to get some pics, but it had been removed. The only person working on the farm today is the grass-cutting man. Doing a grand job. That's it for now. Bye y'all.
  2. Built for comfort rather than speed. Not many bits of fluff like her when I first came to Thailand. Now a dramatic increase in numbers. She might be a really kind person.
  3. What about it? That little duee. Anyone in collaboration with the IOs can do it. They are all in it together.
  4. The actual stamp is of little importance. When the passport is handed over to an agent. It often does not leave the office until the passport holder picks it up. The important thing is the bar-code that gets scanned for the computer system. As for the money-in-the-bank problem. There is none as the bank issue a certificate or it gets overlooked by an IO.
  5. Time for Gareth to move on. If he wouldn't mind cutting his wages by 75%, I'm sure Wolves* and Sheffield Utd would be interested. * Bale on the left and Traore bombing down on defences would be great to see.
  6. Unfortunately, it's the luck of the draw. There are not the huge cloud masses drifting over like there should be. Just the occasional big cloud, resulting in more localised rain. I'm doing my best to capture any rain that does fall on our farm. Dare not let excess run off. We are half way through the 'monsoon' season and have had about half of what we should have. The rice farmers that planted early lost their crop, and have replanted. Gonna be a late harvest in Isaan this year. We are well into August and farmers are still planting; although no-one is sowing.
  7. You are probably correct. But, I didn't know other arrangements had been made. I think GB made the comment more than once. What was it? "Where did the money go George?" "Fast cars, even faster women, slow horses and strong drink. The rest I just wasted." My favourite story of him was when he was at a posh hotel in Monte Carlo. He had had a good night on the casino tables. He returned to his room and ordered champagne. The waiter who brought the drink up to his room was English and a footy fan. He knocked on George's door and was asked to enter. There was money everywhere and Miss World was splayed half naked on the bed. The waiter could contain himself no longer; "George, where did it all go wrong?"
  8. Owl Log - 06-08-2020 Very decent rain last night. The overflow water was running into pond one very well. The fish were very active. Insects coming in from the rice field and also from the water rising. Another foot, or so, and it will be filled. So with that in mind, I set up a gravity fill pipe, going from one to two. I'll set up another from two to three tomorrow. Next big rain and I might have three ponds filled. And t'other side. At each end of the gravity flow, black pipe, I tied a small brick and a float. Much easier to move it about the pond then. 8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 The last 1000m of the 2022, leading into Ban Dung is finished. It's already filthy dirty because of a dozen muddy dirt tracks leading on to it. But, at least it's safe, unlike the next 1000m, which is anything but. The other side of the 2022 along this section is not as bad. I'm told that there are no immediate plans to repair further. 8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Talking of roads leads nicely on to out farm expressway. A new hole has emerged. Been repaired once but the repair needs repair. Someone has put a rock in the hole. A few more will be needed later on as the under-soil deteriorates. 8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 The guy that did the cutting around the eucas had a visit from his daughter in the week and ,,,,. she brought with her his Beautiful twin girl grandchildren. They have names that I can't pronounce so I've named then Twin One, and Twin Two, although I'm not sure I can tell them apart. Mrs Owl's niece has called her baby Chelsea (Official name) although I don't know how the name is spelt. Just as well the dad didn't support The Gunners. 888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Had a lady pulling the weeds out of the rice field on Monday. Not work for the lazy. At the mo' she is doing the easy bit. The weeds will get a fair bit tougher soon. 8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 We found a lovely insect. The Mrs tells me that some people kill them to make pretties out of the wings. That's a bit sad; if it's true. 8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Made a 10 litre batch of Reishi in the week. Ingredients on the right. Got my Lao Khao at the ready. The lime peel I keep for my bio-weed-killer. 88888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Struck lucky with the pick-up mileage recorder. All the '2's. Must be a lottery winner that. Next time all the same will be 333333; 111,111 km away. 88888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Fell out with the Mrs last night. Just before I took the pic's of the delightful twins, I paid the man working for us; 4300 baht. When we got home she started on me. "Why you not give he wife money?" I said "Teerak, he did the work, and I wanted him to have the money." "But wife asked me for the money." "Never mind dear. Next time you can pay." That started it. "I tell lady she can have money. Then give to husband." Loss of face in there somewhere. So no cup of Rosy or coffee for me tonight. And to make matters worse I havn't handed over any dosh. I wanted Brentford to get promotion. They didn't, and that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. But I'm gutted for Wigan. Finished mid-table and got deducted 12 points for going into administration. The players didn't do wrong, the fans didn't do wrong, but the 12 point deduction rule has hurt them with relegation. I'll be cheering them on next season. C'mon you Latics. Milly has been going on the local bus to school this week. I walk her over to the stopping point (only one minute away), and wait until she is safely on her way. I just feel so uneasy about it all. TBH I'd rather have kept up with me taking her every morning. I was charged 200 baht for Milly attending four sessions extra tuition between 4 and 5. The Mrs paid, and I protested that it was too much; a rip-off in fact. A full month is 400 baht. I thought 100 baht better. I've not paid the schools fees yet. Might knock of something when I do. So I'm not a happy bunny at the present. But just got a cup of Rosy. So things looking up. Bye y'all
  9. Owl Log - 06-06-2020 Very decent rain last night. The overflow water was running into pond one very well. The fish were very active. Insects coming in from the rice field and also from the water rising. Another foot, or so, and it will be filled. So with that in mind, I set up a gravity fill pipe, going from one to two. I'll set up another from two to three tomorrow. Next big rain and I might have three ponds filled. And t'other side. At each end of the gravity flow, black pipe, I tied a small brick and a float. Much easier to move it about the pond then. 8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 The last 1000m of the 2022, leading into Ban Dung is finished. It's already filthy dirty because of a dozen muddy dirt tracks leading on to it. But, at least it's safe, unlike the next 1000m, which is anything but. The other side of the 2022 along this section is not as bad. I'm told that there are no immediate plans to repair further. 8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Talking of roads leads nicely on to out farm expressway. A new hole has emerged. Been repaired once but the repair needs repair. Someone has put a rock in the hole. A few more will be needed later on as the under-soil deteriorates. 8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 The guy that did the cutting around the eucas had a visit from his daughter in the week and ,,,,. she brought with her his Beautiful twin girl grandchildren. They have names that I can't pronounce so I've named then Twin One, and Twin Two, although I'm not sure I can tell them apart. Mrs Owl's niece has called her baby Chelsea (Official name) although I don't know how the name is spelt. Just as well the dad didn't support The Gunners. 888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Had a lady pulling the weeds out of the rice field on Monday. Not work for the lazy. At the mo' she is doing the easy bit. The weeds will get a fair bit tougher soon. 8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 We found a lovely insect. The Mrs tells me that some people kill them to make pretties out of the wings. That's a bit sad; if it's true. 8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Made a 10 litre batch of Reishi in the week. Ingredients on the right. Got my Lao Khao at the ready. The lime peel I keep for my bio-weed-killer. 88888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Struck lucky with the pick-up mileage recorder. All the '2's. Must be a lottery winner that. Next time all the same will be 333333; 111,111 km away. 88888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888 Fell out with the Mrs last night. Just before I took the pic's of the delightful twins, I paid the man working for us; 4300 baht. When we got home she started on me. "Why you not give he wife money?" I said "Teerak, he did the work, and I wanted him to have the money." "But wife asked me for the money." "Never mind dear. Next time you can pay." That started it. "I tell lady she can have money. Then give to husband." Loss of face in there somewhere. So no cup of Rosy or coffee for me tonight. And to make matters worse I havn't handed over any dosh. I wanted Brentford to get promotion. They didn't, and that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. But I'm gutted for Wigan. Finished mid-table and got deducted 12 points for going into administration. The players didn't do wrong, the fans didn't do wrong, but the 12 point deduction rule has hurt them with relegation. I'll be cheering them on next season. C'mon you Latics. Milly has been going on the local bus to school this week. I walk her over to the stopping point (only one minute away), and wait until she is safely on her way. I just feel so uneasy about it all. TBH I'd rather have kept up with me taking her every morning. I was charged 200 baht for Milly attending four sessions extra tuition between 4 and 5. The Mrs paid, and I protested that it was too much; a rip-off in fact. A full month is 400 baht. I thought 100 baht better. I've not paid the schools fees yet. Might knock of something when I do. So I'm not a happy bunny at the present. But just got a cup of Rosy. So things looking up. Bye y'all
  10. Never mind Brentford. Keep the good football going and get automatic next season. Well done Scott and his lads.
  11. I can recall the members of Milli Vanilli, moving around in wheel chairs. Was that you Andy?
  12. Ah yes! Singing! The girls were all at the front along with a couple of lads. Then there were those in the middle; sort of the choir. And then there were us; a group of about eight; all boys. One day I plucked up the courage to ask Mr James, why I was at the back. "Mr James. Why am I at the back? I try hard to sing nice." "Owl." He replied in a very measured way. "Don't try so (little pause) hard." Looking back, I think he would like to have slipped in a nasty word between the 'so' and 'hard'." But, he was right. I couldn't sing for toffee. I only excelled at two disciplines at any school I ever attended, until leaving at 16 One was 'Technical Drawing', and t'other 'Geography'. My liking for Maths came along much later. Strange, now remembering those school days, I can only recall little bits, and not many nice episodes unfortunately. Probably 'cause there weren't many. The 'learning light' came on for me in my late 20s. Now I'm faced with making sure Mildred gets what she can out of her schooling. Not easy! But remembering my abysmal school efforts helps.
  13. I think that big breasts with big nipples are good. But take away the nipples and they are just two lumps of fat. On the other hand a flatter chested lady might look muscular if the nipples were taken away. There are breasts and then there are breasts. TBH, I don't know why farangs find them interesting.
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