Still no baby – so we are hunkered down at the house, venturing out only on short trips for food. If there is no baby in the next 12 hours, I will call and see about extending my trip for another week. But, repetition not withstanding, Sue thinks we’ll be going to the hospital tonight! If so, I may still make my 1 am flight back to the States tomorrow night.
The rain has been wonderful; not only cooling things off, but cleaning them off as well. The other night we spent some time (and surprisingly little money) in the Flower Market. There were a dizzying number of orchids, chrysanthamums, roses, and other exotic varieties for sale – in big, organized heaps along the sidewalk.
Bags and bags of chrysanthamums to string together with jasmine to give as offerings to Buddha.
Street vendors selling these fragrant yellow and white garlands are on every street corner – so there is always the heady scent of jasmine floating about.
We bought orchids and pink roses (which come in bunches of 30 for less than a dollar) and nice greenery too.
There is one unpleasant thing that the rain brings: big centipedes. Yup – 6 inches long and as thick as my thumb – just walking along the sidewalk same as me.