Finally, what we've been waiting for and hearing about for years is actually happening.
The Crystal office has finally been taken apart / knocked down ..and apparently, the scheduling room, restaurant and bar will be soon to follow.
The office/reception is a major change ..the actual move was not very organised... surprise surprise!! Moving the office from the beach, up to a modified classroom was very chaotic and to me, it seemed like it was left to only a few people to get things done.
Walking around the old reception, I'm actually astonished that it's still standing with all the window frames taken out, it was riddled with termites and there are only a couple of pillars holding everything up.
I think we're both in shock as we didn't think we would see the day.
Lets see how the build progresses over the next month.
What's really good is that we have a lovely new airy kit room for all our equipment. It's secure, it's got TV surveillance and the equipment can air and dry properly All that's really needed are a few little tweaks here and there.
On another note, last night was the Loy Krathong festival. The Thais celebrate this for many reasons, the main is the rice harvest that has ended and its time to thank the Water Goddess for a years worth of her abundant supply as well as an apology for polluting the waters. Some believe that this is the time to symbolically 'float away' all the anger and grudges you have been holding onto and including a fingernail or lock of hair is seen as a way of letting go of the dark side of yourself, to start a new, free from negative feelings. They say if your candle stays alight until your Krathong disappears out of sight, it means a year of good luck.
Simon has been busy filming Open Water divers... Here are a couple of links to the latest student dives..