I know, I know… it’s been forever since I posted something on the blog.  I can’t even blame “work” for being too busy to post!

The truth is we arrived in Koh Samui and have been house-sitting two dogs and a cat in the Bophut area of Koh Samui.  The reason I haven’t blogged is because it is so HOT.  I mean, this is an Africa kind of hot… sweltering heat that saps my energy and leaves me drained at the end of the day.  Damon and I collapsed into bed one night at 8:28pm! That’s just downright embarrassing.  I had to say goodnight to my 9 year old son.

And, along with the heat is this really deep, hard sleep.  I don’t dream, I don’t wake up at night, I don’t move around in the bed… I’m so tired that I can barely move.  In the morning I wake up feeling like I slept HARD.  Like I had a heavy mattress on top of me and I’m still pressed into the bed.  I end up feeling achy and not rested enough.  It’s strange.

Wesley doesn’t seem to have that problem.

Napping Buddies

Napping Buddies

The good news is that we’re having a great time house-sitting.  We have a beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bath home to live in and a small pool next door.  The Canadian family who owns the big house next door encourages their neighbors to use the pool while they’re gone.  You can see the roof of our house at the top of the picture.

Personal Pool

View of the small pool.

We would walk next door when we got too hot and jump into the little pool.  Then we would climb the outdoor stairs to their veranda.

View of the ocean from the 3rd floor.

View of the ocean from the 3rd floor.

For two weeks we got to play with puppies, swim in the small pool, go for walks in the condo complex, swim in the condo’s main pool, and scoot around town.  It was fabulous.

Main Pool.

Main Pool.

Badminton in the yard.

Badminton in the yard.


Wesley with a few “friends” while he eats.

One of the best things about the entire pet-sitting scenario is that EVERYONE was thrilled with the outcome.  Damon and I thought we got the best end of the deal because we got free lodging for two weeks… and Lauren & Dave (the pet owners) thought they got the best end of the deal because they had people taking care of their pets in their own home… everyone wins.

Next on our travel itinerary… Chaweng Beach!


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