Yes, yes, today is the laziest blogger in the world’s 37th birthday. I’m honestly not too excited about it. Nothing too excited about counting down to age 40! I celebrated by coming into work late, am going to eat sushi for lunch with some friends from school, and am going out to eat at a nice restaurant downtown (Xu) tonight.
I am also celebrating by fixing my toilet! Yay! Last night when I got home from work our maid breathless told me that she’d had to turn off the water to our house because the water supply line on the back of my toilet had busted and water was going all over the place. Last night I figured out a way to disconnect my toilet from the water supply so that we could turn the water on for the rest of the house – so our sinks, showers, and other toilets worked. This morning I drove to Duong Yersin downtown and bought a new supply line. The shop I stopped at first did not sell supply lines, but as is often the case here, the guy told me to sit down and he’d be right back. He jumped on his motorbike and was back five minutes later with a new supply line. I am sure he marked up the price – and rightly so – but it only cost 75,000 dong, or a little less than $5 USD. Anyway, I’ll hook that up later today and hopefully my toilet problems will be solved.
Sorry for the lack of blogging lately. I haven’t felt like I’ve had all that much to say! My life is much more routine here with the new job. And the fact that I am a lazy sack might also have something to do about it.
I leave for Myanmar a week from tomorrow (on Friday the 25th), so I’m really looking forward to that. I bought a new 2GB memory card for my SLR camera so I can take lots of photos on my trip.
I actually thought about flying home to the U.S. for a couple of weeks in June. My dad is not coming here in June now, and I have a three-week break between semesters, so I looked into flying home. But the flight was going to be about $1,450, and I am sure I’d spend another $1,000 or $1,500 if I was home for two weeks, so I decided not to do it. October is only four months later than June, and that flight is already paid for! So I am just going to wait, save my money, and look forward to a fun trip home in October!