A wise man once said....

A wise man once said
"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new."
Dalai Lama

Monday, 8 October 2012

Old House and site clearance for the new house

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Adding a few video clips. Oneof the old house we intend to demolish and a couple more of us starting to clear up the area for the new construction. Hired in an excavator for a few hours to move all the trees and general leveling.

Electric Bike


We bought Wanna's Dad an electric bike. Needed some practice as first trip he collided with our gate!!.  Since then he's got quite good and nips of to the market etc in it.  The dogs follow him and enjoy the run.  It can do 45 km/hr but we have stepped it down to 20km/hr. Have yet to tell him.... All good fun.  I used it in a bid to start learning about retirement......

Electric Bike


We bought Wanna's Dad an electric three wheeler to get to and from the market.  Actually goes really well. Does 45 kilometres an hour but we had an over ride installed so he can only go 20 km/hr.  He still managed to hit the front gate on first trial run....
I've used it a few times. Goes really well. Quiet and relaxing. Being slow you have time to look around.  All part of moving into retirement mode.... Scary thought.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Back in Thailand

As you know my job folded and I with Wanna came back to Thailand to have a break and relax... Well me and relaxing do not seem to go together.  Bit like oil and vinegar salad dressing.  Keep them busy and all OK otherwise big settling out.
But life has moved on.  I will be going back to work in the future. When exactly is to be determined. So nee dot do something.  The long spoken about house extension is now back on the front burner.
We are going to dismantle Wanna's parents old timber framed building and use it to build our new house extension.
Old house is a standard typical wooden farm house here in Issan. The new version will not be.  I plan to use the frame and keep the inside 'open' and use the upstairs as a big sleeping room with bathroom and study. Sort of private get away area. Dismantling starts on 12th October. Lucky day. Will photo it of course.  Then transport hte frames and timbers to our place. Construction starts on 8th November.  Yes correct again Lucky Day to start....

I'll add a couple of videos one showing the old house in all its dilapidated glory and one the proposed area where it will go.
So now I have reason to Blog as well. Any comments please feel free...............