In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT
Chiang Mai, Thailand 2005
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Not even ten days later and Chiang Mai is
flooding again. This is the third time in 8 weeks. Though the Thais have a great
attitude, you cannot help but feel for them and the many who lost their
businesses and homes.
This is round three.
By now they know the routine but a little
coaching may be necessary. Let’s get all of this product to higher ground.
The sandbaggers were armed and ready for
this as the news spread that a levee broke up river, and our local Huay Pachum
reservoir has cracks.
These guys were hustling.
If I stood longer than a few minutes on the
edge of the water soon it would cover my feet. It was rising quickly.
A good place to chat and suck on a sucker.
This dude was styling all the way.
I headed for higher ground and decided after
my last venture into that muck, that I would hire a driver.
That is until he saw the water line…no way
could I convince him (in my best Thai) to take me in.
This is where “Curtis” and I parted ways.
Everyone was taking the warnings seriously,
As the water rose quickly.
I see that those motorbikes can get through
Well, almost anything.
So I jump on the back of one to give it a
go. (That's me in the rear view mirror!)
Just a walk in the park for these ladies.
Remembering the snakes, I'm glad to be
moving and mostly out of the yucky water.
Tender parental protection.
The makeshift dam breaks.
The entire business district is flooded
again, with mounting costs to owners.
Honey…could you pick me up some vegetables
on your way home?
I decide that the back of a pickup suited my
This place seemed like a good place to
drink... not much else to do.
Now I was set…pickup with a boat.
But first let’s stop for some lunch!
Everyone gets hungry in the middle of a flood!
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