I spent the early part of the day, after I finish my e-mails, making the final arrangements for the trip to Thailand. The hotel director, Tim Boda, has been an absolute star.
He is arranging to have two or even three mattresses put onto the bed to make it easier for the good Dr. to get me up and down. For the same reason, I will have extra mattresses on the sun bed and they have selected a room which gets the after noon sun. The hotel is providing a foldting wheelchair for my exclusive use during my visit which will save us the trouble of taking our own. One of the hotels staff has kindly contacted the taxi service that we have used for the last several years and confirmed ETA and agreed terms for picking us up and returning us to the airport at the end of the holiday at a very reasonable rate. I think that just about does it and I just count down the days until we go.