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September 2nd 2009
Published: September 2nd 2009
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This is what the wall use to look like.
It's been an uneventful couple of weeks. As a matter of fact I've been in a slump as I've finally completed the World Map Project and seem to feel 'that's it, where do I go from here?'. It's perfectly normal which means it's abnormal for me, to be in a valley at 7months of service. The medical unit has a graph of when we should be in our high, low and middle emotional states. Interesting how it's right on.

I have such a good rapport with the staff (11) of Ban Nong ya Rang ka school that they've asked me to paint a large wall map of Thailand. They have specifically asked to have it large so it takes me 18 months to complete...that will also be close to the end of my PC service! They get nervous whenever I mention I might help other PC's do a map. They just don't want me to go elsewhere and I really appreciate that but I get bored staying in one place too long, besides how many maps can I paint at one school? I'm starting a letter exchange with the 5th and 6 grades with two classes in Boulder City. I've taken pictures of all the kids to be attached to letters they've written in English. They are very excited to have "Pal friends".

That's the extend of the goings on here. Hope to have new and exciting stuff to tell you all about next time.

Additional photos below
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Having the boys stand there gives you an idea of how large the map is 11 x 22 feet

Teaching a class

Sometimes you just gotta get in their face.

Close up. Map totally hand drawn and painted.

Dedicated to the Teachers and Students of Ban Nong ya Rang ka school.

The library...not much. Maybe another project??

2nd September 2009

Awesome work, Lynda! That map will go a long way in giving the children a new perspective on how big (and how small) the world really is. Send me an e-mail when you have a moment to talk about things. Dan
9th September 2009

Fantastic Map!!
Lynda, That is a fantastic map you are completing. Did you have a template? I am impressed by this project. I think you are a little like me and get restless with only project. Adult ADHD perhaps? Ha, Ha! Really, I am so proud of what you are doing and know the rest of us who know you are too. Keep on keeping on. Some times less is more, at least that's what I've heard. One project instead of many, it is a new concept to me also. I love all the pictures. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me. Your Friend, Peggy
1st October 2009

Dan, hadn't seen your response to my blog until just now....sorry. My e-mail address is Look forward to hearing from you. Lynda Carlson

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