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mystery of the clothespins and the bluetooth keyboard

2015-11-29 - 2:16 p.m.

Whew. Back & doing the endless piles of laundry. I will soon resume posting my day-by-day report of the Nepal expedition but right now I've got to get caught up on the mundane basics like paying bills & cleaning clothes.

It all reminds me of a funny moment in the trip. Before we ascended the mountain to the count site at Thulo Karta, we stopped at the grocery store to run down various items we might need like clothespins. Except they didn't have any clothespins. I actually brought a few from home but I soon noticed that the Nepalese don't actually seem to use clothespins. They just hope the wind and/or the Large-billed Crows don't take their laundry away...

I plan to be back real soon with some photos, maybe a video or two, and the rest of the diary plus the bird list/raptor list/animal list...

Oh, and I found out that my keyboard works perfectly well at home. It seems strange, but it seems to work only in those spots where I had high speed internet connection, such as Doha or Chitwan... yet I know (& Roger confirmed) that the blue tooth shouldn't have anything to do with depending on the speed of the internet connection. So that's a mystery to be figured out later. After I dig out the checkbooks and pay some of these bills...

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