by Pa Rock
The weekend begins - with a chance of big rain and wind. The buzz is that another typhoon is headed this way, and while I like the excitement that the big storms bring, I really need a couple of days outside in the sunshine.
I had planned to walk to American Village this weekend, a two or three-mile stroll along the seacoast. Once there a friend and I were going up in the Ferris Wheel and I was going to take some "aerial" views of the area that surrounds this American hangout. Another friend who is here on a special assignment from Luke Air Force Base in Arizona had even talked of meeting us there. It looks like that won't happen.
Plan B was that I would head to the Base Exchange at Kadena and buy one of their beautiful Turkish rugs to cover my living room floor. I checked it out yesterday, and one of the Turks selling the rugs said that he would ride with me to my apartment so that I could get the seven-by-ten-foot floor covering upstairs and onto the floor. All he asked for his efforts was a ride back to the base - and a handsome price for his rug! I eventually want to get smaller ones for each of the bedrooms as well. My Turkish friend knows a good prospect when he sees one!
The Turkish rugs that I have been looking at are machine made. The vendors also have some handmade Turkish rugs, but those are well beyond my budget!
And Plan C had to do with all of the unfinished work that I was forced to leave at the office today because one of our medical records programs went down on some of the computers - including mine!
All things considered, I would prefer the Ferris Wheel!