Friday, May 25, 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SaturdaySunday
26 May
Turf Football
 29 May   Visakha Bucha
 (no Alcohol sales) Parade
 10 June   Sakon FC at
Chaiyaphum
 16 June Sakon FC hosts 
Nong Bua Lamphu
23 June Sakon FC at
Maha Sarakham 
 1 July  Sakon FC hosts
Ubon UMT 
->--
 27 July   Asalha Bucha Day 
Wax Candle Parade
 28 July  Wan Khao Phansa Buddhist Lent
King Vajiralongkorn Birthday
 30 July  King Vajiralongkorn's
Birthday celebrated
12 August Queen's Birthday
 Mothers day
13 Augusut
Queen's Birthday celebrated

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12th Asian Women's U17 Volleyball Championship Semi finals Saturday, final Sunday

Watched Thailand vs Taipei yesterday afternoon on SMMTV and thairath TV 32.  (TV Streams and schedules)  Required all five games to decide a 3-2 win
Thailand faces a tough challenge Saturday, 26 May, 4:30pm.  The other semi final game China v South Korea is at 7 pm.  
A third place game is to be held at 4:30 pm Sunday.  The final game is Sunday at 7 pm

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Get ready: prepare

Alert Alert, watch out and prepare to handle thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds between 24-28 may 2561
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TV Streams and schedules update


 You know those free channels on USTVNOW, they are occasionally available for free.  











There's this free service, it's an occasional hit and miss type of a thing, but it's FREE


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I saw Elvis ... saw Nixon too ... Yes I did ... Yes I did



 
Summer 1967
I worked as bellman in Monterey, California. Elvis travelled with an entourage of bodyguard, personal chef , etc.  Took over one complete building, half the bar was closed off and privatized for Elvis.  He looked very bloodshot, he seemed stoned on some "medication."

A year later I was busboy at the Claremont Country Club 

Nixon attended a Oakland Raiders victory dinner.  

A 1895 wooden building served as an employee dormitory.  

With a sink in each room which also served other uses beside handwashing.







Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Night lights just got easier

Gone through a series of motion detector light fixtures. Most have broken down within a few years.
Then I saw motion detector light bulbs.  Tried one for a few days. Going to get me a whole bunch more
 Related image
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OK I'm convinced, I'm getting a toothpaste facial


Parade Tuesday, 29 May

29 May is a national holiday. 
Have not heard of the parade start time as of yet. From previous experience I'd say late afternoon.
facebook link
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Lake water level down

Earlier this week road repairs at Sai Sawang in front of  โรงเรียนอนุบาลสกลนคร (kindergarten) lane closure
Lake water level seems low.  Heard mention earlier this month that some of the water had been drained to allow for new rain
 Embankment seems to be crumbling



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Saturday, May 19, 2018

This Saturday afternoon

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After the heavy rains

Ants tend to look for new housing.  I was reminded of that just a few days ago.  Had to rush to the drugstore to get some  antihistamine and anti allergic cream to cool down those dozens of bites in my feet and legs.  Time to powder around my domain.


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Bring swimwear and a towel


Waterworld is at Robinsons,
the rubber and plastic version


At the city gate they were setting up to greet the cyclists with plenty of pomp




It all got started in Nakhon Phanom two days ago



What ? You never saw fishes walking ? Here they were attempting to scale the walls



I could enjoy being a passenger

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Sakon Nakhon 17 May weather damage
noted on facebook





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Calendar: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Buddha Day









Other Alcohol sales restriction days 2018

Visakha Bucha 29 May
Asalha Puja Day 27 July
Wan Khao Phansa 28 July
Wan Awk Phansa 24 Oct
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Local storm damage








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Ready for the rainy season

The strongest storm of the season at my house hit today. Yes other areas had it worse already.  Strong winds driving the rain sideways.  Lightening and thunder simultaneously this one was directly overhead.

Power went off at noon, but I was able to continue watching a movie on my laptop.  Was connected to the net via this portable wifi device.  

The battery pack is just in case the fan, earphones and other devices run out of juice before the power is restored.

Laptop battery is discharging at 15% per hour. Hope power is restored by this evening

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