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Saturday, November 09, 2019

A Simple Saturday

Day 9 - How'd it become Saturday so soon? We left New Westminster a week ago Thursday and got to Katunayake on Monday.

If we were still those folks with two-week vacations, it would already be half over. Thankfully, we've still got MONTHS and MONTHS remaining here, in Sri Lanka, and later when we're based in Malaysia.

Jay's elder sister was here to meet us but needed to get home a bit early to prepare for our visit. On a Saturday, it takes quite a while to journey to Nugegoda due to the busy weekend traffic. I think we're heading to stay a while after the weekend.

The ceiling fan in our room was a bit noisy and wobbly. We run it at night as much to avoid mosquitos as to keep cool. However, yesterday when we turned the wall switch nothing happened. Most of these fans are pretty old. Luckily our friend Nazir visits and ends up doing all sorts of handy-work as he's a jack-of-all-trades. First, he thought it might be the condenser and ran into town to pick up a replacement. When it proved a more-serious motor problem, we dug up a spare unit which was in the house. When a new ceiling was put in the kitchen, its fan was replaced with a wall-mounted one. Tonight we will be all set again!

Nazir

Otherwise, it was a restful day doing all the little routines. For example, shaving outside by the well in the back is a pleasure. I must remember to carry out the mirror, basin, towel, razor, and shaving cream. There is a water faucet near a concrete tub but I bring out hot water from inside. So it takes a good leisurely half an hour to shave. Life is slower and I often feel a simple peace and satisfaction that's hard to come by when in Canada.

Red


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