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by maaka
September 9, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: World News
Topic: coastal towns will have to be abandoned
Replies: 28
Views: 1025

Re: coastal towns will have to be abandoned

sold my oceanside property back home years ago as I could see the sea was encroaching more and more, and things were going to go pear shape...now I am on a hill..
by maaka
July 25, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Is your Water Supply Secure (Quantity/Quality)
Replies: 22
Views: 914

Re: Is your Water Supply Secure (Quantity/Quality)

for me it is having water when I want it, as our village supply goes off every other day, and someone is always breaking the ruddy pipe..mine may never pay for itself but at $750 it was cheap as chips to me..the missus is all set to have a water selling business..bless her.
by maaka
July 24, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Is your Water Supply Secure (Quantity/Quality)
Replies: 22
Views: 914

Re: Is your Water Supply Secure (Quantity/Quality)

have village water, plus a 4000 litre reserve tank, which can take either roof water, or village water, at the turn of a tap, and further, have a new 60m deep Well, which I will use next season to water our dying rice crops, and to fill the house reserve tank should there be no rain..I will also dri...
by maaka
July 2, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Stump Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: Stump Removal

Me I just use my hoe and chop the individual roots..do afew stumps per day,and usually you win in the end..
failing that off some local or family member some pocket money
by maaka
June 26, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Deep water drilling - Udon- Bandung-Lau Luang
Replies: 35
Views: 3116

Re: Deep water drilling - Udon- Bandung-Lau Luang

well there I was kicking back and lounging in my lazyboy watching ' Outback Truckers ' on the telly, and there is this trucker, his wife and kid, and his side kick mate. Two trucks pulling three or four trailers each. One a big drilling rig. They drill for water all over outback Australia for these ...
by maaka
June 13, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Sad News: German electrocute ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2722

Re: Sad News: German electrocute ...

had a workshop / bungalow built just away from the house, with power coming thru the house system, have a cutout switch..all was off, looked out the window at night at a mysterious light, to see all the workshop lights are on, even with the cut out off, and light switches off.. then next day I notic...
by maaka
June 5, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Language Instruction in Udon Thani
Topic: English -Issan dictionary
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Re: English -Issan dictionary

I tried to track down a copy of the English -Issan dictionary Parrot referred too..no have.. ISBN..no have..not in print, must only be in the odd library or museum.. and yes I have just purchased some new hand held gadget speech to speech Thai English, off the net..waiting for it to arrive, to see i...
by maaka
June 4, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: world heavyweight title
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

world heavyweight title

There you go. A short dumpling of a man, knocks out the big toned and ripped Champion..
Hope Ruiz gives our man Parker a re match
by maaka
June 1, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Deep water drilling - Udon- Bandung-Lau Luang
Replies: 35
Views: 3116

Re: Deep water drilling - Udon- Bandung-Lau Luang

Rodger that Jacko..had a squezz at your link..disagree with heir finding / result conclusion.. if you know me, I am the most suspicious bastard there is..never believe what my eyes tell, all that sort of rot. I didnt want to believe my driller dude and his rods, thats why I had as go. I was set to h...
by maaka
June 1, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Deep water drilling - Udon- Bandung-Lau Luang
Replies: 35
Views: 3116

Re: Deep water drilling - Udon- Bandung-Lau Luang

thats why I took control of the rods, to make sure there was no jiggery pokery going on, and sure enough they swing at their own accord, He even came in from two different sides to show that the rods crossed at the same spot..so something to it methinks..what, I have no idea. why does metal rods swi...
by maaka
May 31, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Deep water drilling - Udon- Bandung-Lau Luang
Replies: 35
Views: 3116

Re: Deep water drilling - Udon- Bandung-Lau Luang

Yes Jacko, but not where we were. ( I have seen it done in NZ where there are no termites..) All I know is that in both locations the rods crossed over right where he indicated, and the rods were not attracted to any termites, metal objects or such..and the one hole we dug came up trumps. Indeed, wh...
by maaka
May 30, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Deep water drilling - Udon- Bandung-Lau Luang
Replies: 35
Views: 3116

Re: Deep water drilling - Udon- Bandung-Lau Luang

spoke to my builder recently, and couple of weeks later, he and couple of weather beaten fella's in a battered old ute with a rusty old rig on the back turned up...to late me says, your not driving over my new rice crop, but it was said that Papa used to have water years ago in our jungle /garden ar...
by maaka
May 29, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Is it time to say bye Thailand?
Replies: 212
Views: 13701

Re: Is it time to say bye Thailand?

Rodger that Mick
I must call down one day, as I owe you a visit to your new house..
next trip ok.
by maaka
May 29, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Is it time to say bye Thailand?
Replies: 212
Views: 13701

Re: Is it time to say bye Thailand?

I am a longtime loner, 35 odd yrs, lived alone it remote places, on a remote island, in remote Sounds, cabins backed into the forest, just me, me rifle and a horse. Found myself perched naked up on the corner of the kitchen table one night like a hawk. Realised I was on the edge of going troppo, and...
by maaka
May 27, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: Rowing Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Rowing Machine

was in the High School rowing team as a kid, has this mean old rowing machine there..I would go for 'well built ' study, with a good sliding seat and rails..if they still have such things..
by maaka
May 27, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Solar Power
Replies: 274
Views: 31137

Re: Solar Power

Thanks Mate...its only small fry...2x 40 panels, 40 ah acid battery, 30a Controller, left room to add another panel, for 12v music, water pump etc..will replace Controller with a new one I bought downunder, as it has two USB ports for cell phone charging, or other 5v things.. making small changes fo...
by maaka
May 27, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Solar Power
Replies: 274
Views: 31137

Re: Solar Power

finally after years of planning, and hauling suitcase full of solar bits and pieces from the homeland, I put together my own wee 12v solar power unit for emergency lighting..we loose village power every other day, and candles and torches were a pain..so after tracking down some lengths of alloy angl...
by maaka
May 16, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Immigration Office
Replies: 63
Views: 5226

Re: Immigration Office

I think it is nice to know ' other services ' are available..good on her to offer assistance..You dont have to accept / except. Perhaps the man with the 29yrs here, and no visa, wanting to exit homeside without getting caught, could have done with the lady's assistance..Look These things have been g...
by maaka
May 9, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Deep water drilling - Udon- Bandung-Lau Luang
Replies: 35
Views: 3116

Re: Deep water drilling - Udon- Bandung-Lau Luang

been given a price of 15,000 for the drilling, and a further 50,000 for the tower pump and tanks..might just drill and cap for the mo, if we have any on our land..guys busy as usual, must wait
by maaka
May 4, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Overstay 29 years..Udon man...
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: Overstay 29 years..Udon man...

yes the midnight express across the ditch would be my move, or act dumb... its amazing the things I have got away with over the years by acting dumb.. I would of accompanied him if he needed a hand. Someone should be with him as once you go into Immigration prison you are lucky if anyone knows your ...

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