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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    swarms of flying insects that come in the evening after heavy rain that I hate.
    Do you get those swarms of Mayflys down there. In Isaan they put a tarp under a florescent light and in the morning there are thousands of them dead on it. Yum, yum!
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    Dunno how the buggers get through my screens, but a few always do...
    It's riding the motorbike through them that does me. Dusk, can't put the visa down and the feckers seem to be searching for my eyes. Took me 2 hours to get one out the another night.

    Been threatening rain all day here in Pak Chong, not happened yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    In Isaan they put a tarp under a florescent light and in the morning there are thousands of them dead on it. Yum, yum!
    Yep, a delicacy.
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    Yum, yum
    Although, "crunch crunch, no taste whatsoever" might be a better way to describe them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Been threatening rain all day here in Pak Chong, not happened yet.
    You guys get a lot of rain. Probably why the scenery is so nice and the produce grows so well in Pak Chong.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Although, "crunch crunch, no taste whatsoever" might be a better way to describe them.
    Crunch, crunch for sure. Go well with a nice cold bottle of Leo though.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    yes..

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    When you get those swarms of insects flying in ( termites?) my place is like a madhouse/slaughterhouse.
    Geckos grabbing every one that lands on a wall and my bloody herd of cats/kittens climbing everywhere trying to catch the geckos!

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    Before the downpour and a nice serene stream.





    This picture was taken 4 hours after the rain had stopped and about 30cm down on its highest level.



    I almost lost SS Loy Toy as well!

    God only knows what would of happened if the rain continued for another hour or 2.

    Fortunately there was a council guy there and he suggested that we widen the river downstream and to fix the bottleneck.

    Off to Town Hall tomorrow and to apply for this work to be done as it is council land and where the problem is..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Do you get those swarms of Mayflys down there.
    Not sure what Mayflies look like. We get shitloads of flying ants, if that helps.

    ^ Bloody hell, LT. That's some downpour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    ^ Bloody hell, LT. That's some downpour!
    Yes NR and the problem is due to the council blocking off part of the river downstream and I would imagine that the council guy turned up because of this fact.

    But we had a hell of a lot of rain and 5 kms away on the beach my mate was sitting in sunshine all day.

    We also get those flying ants as well and they normally come through the light fittings on some of the older houses.

    We wake up in the morning and there are hundreds crawling around on the floor. Pain in the butt they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    Not sure what Mayflies look like. We get shitloads of flying ants, if that helps.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    They land - drop their wings and scuttle off !
    Next day all the back guards on your fans are clogged up with discarded bloody wings !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I almost lost SS Loy Toy as well!


    Those flying ants are buggers, but not as bad as the wasps that gather and die -- step on one of those dead bleepers and you scream for days. Also bad for the dogs.

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    ^
    Don't seem to get 'em here in Phuket .
    In Taiwan though my neighbour had a couple of those 'water apple' ? trees ( those pear-shaped red fruit that taste a bit like apple but are very watery) He never harvested them but swept them into a pile against my fence and they attracted every wasp in the town !
    As you say - tread on even a dried up husk of one of the little f*ckers and you certainly knew about it !
    I dumped a load of Jeyes Fluid over the fence the second year and had no problem from then on !!!

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    ^What's Jeye's fluid?

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    Jeyes Fluid is an extremely strong disinfectant - smells like the creosote you paint fences with to preserve them - burns your skin with contact if you don't wash it off immediatly !!

    I used it so that If I got any complaints I could say I had been treating my fence - sorry !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I couldn't go to Bangkok today because my missus was scared we were going to be flooded out and to be honest I got a little worried as the small river running through our property rose by a good metre in about an hour.

    Bucketed down here for about 2 hours and probably the most eerie and noisiest electrical storm I have ever experienced since I have been in Thailand. Had my kids and the dogs ducking for cover.
    Damned right you are mate, we sat 3 guys on my porch when the electrical thunderstorm started, first there was a lightening strike on a electric mast just outside the estate and it caught fire, then about 30 seconds later lightning struck the mast right opposite my front door 10 yards from where we where sitting, we where showered in sparks and our ears was ringing from the thunderclap that accompanied the strike, my electrics needless to say went and then the rain flooded part of the estate with 40 cm of water running into 3 houses lying on the lowest part.

    About 17.30 when we got the electrics back it turned out that 2 computers 1 television and 1 dvd player was fried at 4 different neighbours there might be more but that is what we heard about, now I'm without electric meter since they came and removed it and just taped the wires together.


    The first electric mast to be hit just outside the estate.





    These photos was taken after the rain and it was still burning so the firedepartment came and did their best to create traffic accidents



    I will confess that when the strike hit just 10 yards in front of us we all jumped just a little in the chairs

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    ^ Wow! Glad you are OK. Yep, before a storm, I used to run about the house unplugging everything, including the telephone and Inet connections.

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    ^^ We lost an airconditioner unit when it was hit by lighthing as well.

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    thunder last night, but rain and little thunder now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    I couldn't go to Bangkok today because my missus was scared we were going to be flooded out
    Bang Na was not exactly dry either!! Smart Choice

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    Heavy storm in Minburi
    lovely cool wind

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    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr
    I will confess that when the strike hit just 10 yards in front of us we all jumped just a little in the chairs
    scary

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    windy in the bathroom this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr
    I will confess that when the strike hit just 10 yards in front of us we all jumped just a little in the chairs
    scary

    Yes just a little


    This is the mast that was struck by the lightning just across the road from my front porch.



    And this is where my own burnt out electric meter used to be on the same mast, notice the very safe and professional repair job by the electric company.


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