|Flowers blooming in pond in front yard of the villa.|
Tom handles all the cords, electronics, emptying, washing and drying the ice cube trays and packing his clothing, while I usually gather and pack the toiletries, shoes and the few kitchen items (place mats, a few dish towels, measuring cup and spoons, turner and peeler).
|This style of house in Phuket could be anywhere in the world, including the US.|
With my clothes packed except for what I'll wear over the next few days, I'm beginning to have peace of mind knowing its under control. Over this past year I've been able to get the packing down to less than an hour (prior to the injury) but now it's proven to be a cautious step by step process in a determined attempt to avoid further injury.
If I had to leave the entire process up to Tom, he's do it without question. But, the time has come for me to be a little more active. What better a time than to do it now when soon we'll be walking long distances in the airports in Phuket, Singapore (a long layover) and Denpasar.
|Driving on the highway to the market.|
Our driver Butu, will arrive at the hotel at 10 am Friday to take us to the supermarket (the grocery list is already on the phone app) and then commence on the dreaded trafficked drive to the villa.
|Salons, spas and nail studios are popular in Phuket.|
Now as I speak into my laptop using speech recognition, Tom is watching the Minnesota Viking pre-season game in the living room using the NFL GamePass app with the HDMI cord. He doesn't yell or make a peep when watching the game so I have no idea how its going. He's always been a quiet observer, considering his propensity to lively conversation.
Yesterday, we both researched online to find him a replacement smart phone. He'd considered a Kindle device but after reading many reviews, it didn't appear that any of the available models would be meet his criteria.
|This view although cloudy on many days always takes our breath away.|
With the reality that at times we're paying for data (metered or on a SIM card using device) that made no sense at all. A new smart phone was the best decision. Also, he didn't want to add to our overall weight by purchasing a larger device.
Tom doesn't relish the idea of learning how to use new and different devices, software and operating systems. For me, its the opposite. I love new technology. Based on this fact alone, it made sense for him to purchase the identical phone, Blu Win HD Lite; ideal for reading books, email, surfing the web and use as a factory unlocked cellphone.
|The elaborate sign at the entrance to the Muay Thai Kickboxing facility down the road from us. Many nights we can hear the activity.|
This item along with the many other items we described in yesterday's post will arrive with our shipment in Bali sometime in the next month. (We've yet to place the shipment request).
As its turns out we won't need another trip to the grocery store. We have enough food on hand for tonight's, Tuesday's and Wednesday's meals. The only outings necessary before Thursday's departure is a haircut for Tom and a quick trip to the pharmacy for a few items, both on tomorrow's agenda.
We hope that whatever you tackle today brings you considerable pleasure, whether its reading a good book, watching a favorite TV series, preparing a great meal or out on an exciting adventure.
Photo from one year ago today, August 29, 2015:
|Seagull in flight in during our visit to the Great Barrier Reef. For more photos, please click here.|