As expected, Sonder was very happy to see us. He had a rough time while we were gone and I am trying to think of a better option for his care when we go on future trips. PeePorn loves him and is very good with him but she can't replace the kids and I. He was very lonely and depressed to the point that he didn't eat well for a couple of weeks. Fortunately, my next door neighbor had him over for frequent playdates - she has three young children and she also happened to be watching a friend's dog for the summer so Sonder had an outlet for some of his energy as well as some social time.
I went to the Babies' Home on Monday but Say Jon was sick and I could not take him so I will try to go tomorrow or Friday. I can't wait to see how big he has gotten and if he is crawling yet. The Home was closed for quite a long time over the summer because there was an outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease in this region. I couldn't figure out if the Home was directly affected or if they were just being cautious and closing the Home to visitors in order to reduce the potential for contamination.
Today, I went with a friend to an area of Bangkok called "Wood Street". She was interested in having some pieces of furniture made and a shop in this area had been recommended to her. It was pretty obvious how the street got its name. Wood and wood products were EVERYWHERE!
The shops were piled high to the ceiling with row after row of furniture for sale. Thank goodness I went along as only an observer because the choices were overwhelming. Shop after shop of wood products...
Have a great Wednesday!