The company that built the cover did an excellent job. It is sturdy and well built. Then all of the employees helped with the installation and making sure we liked the end product. Some American companies could learn a lesson or two from them.
While the boys and I were out getting the cover, the girls stayed at home hemming new uniform skirts and ironing them in addition to their uniform shirts. Yim, the youngest is now moving about freely and beginning to crawl so today I got a walker for her so she can scoot around the house and Fon won't have to keep a constant eye on her so she won't hit her head on the floor. She seems to like the walker and scooted around for some time before lunch.
Big has a good routine going here at the home. The kids come home from school and complete chores or work on any homework they might have. Then we eat dinner and after dinner we work on English, Thai and Math. I join then every evening at 4:30 for dinner and their lessons afterwards. On Saturdays, I usually arrive at 11:30 and enjoy lunch and the afternoon with them. Sunday I will meet them at church and then we come back to the house for lunch.
Monday/Wednesday/Friday is English, Tuesday/Thursday is Thai and Math. Big works with the older girls on fractions, decimals and division while I work with Nom and Tin on addition, subtraction and multiplication. Ahmorntep gets his worksheets to practice writing Thai letters, the English alphabet and then he practices saying some Thai words as well. We spend about 30 minutes each day doing this extra work to help the kids along. They are practicing regularly so look for another video from one of the other kids.
The current political situation is not affecting me or the children here in Chiang Rai. There are some roadblocks and there is a military presence around them but life goes on as usual for all of us. Two of my nieces arrive for a visit on Monday, June 2nd and then the two college aged girls who will be volunteering for two months arrive the following Monday. We will be busy with tourist stuff, activities and other fun things for the kids. Watch for more updates along the way.
I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Until next time.........
|Welding the seat frame|
|Sanding down the rough edges|
|Installing the seat backs|
|Everyone in the back of the pick up|
|The finished look|