Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Our House in Town - with Video

Over on our family blog, I posted about the house that we lived in for two months out in the village from Mae Sot.  It was a small concrete home with little ventilation, and it was difficult to live life when we were constantly seeking refuge from the heat.  There were things we liked about it though.  We spent a lot of time coping with our new way of life together.  In some ways, it was a really good bonding time for our family.  We all slept in the same room, and it was nice to be together so much.  We learned how people live while being located further away from the city, and we were constantly surrounded by the beauty of Thailand - gorgeous hills and farmlands accompanied by cows, goats, pigs, water buffalo, and of course, chickens.  We learned how to be more grateful for simple pleasures.

Our life now is much different.  Life is easier living in the city.  We have A/C in a couple of the bedrooms, and we have a lot of space.  We no longer live with th idea of "coping" being our constant thought which has allowed us to think more about how we can contribute to the Charis Project.  We also now have room to host guests.  In the one month that we've lived here, we've already had Phil's brother stay with us for three weeks and his parents here for one of those weeks.  There was plenty of room to spare.  We live within walking or biking distance to almost everything we want to get to.  It's quite a change.  I do miss having the close proximity to the boys, but we've found that we often have the boys still in our room.

Here is a new video of our new home:

Now that we are in our long-term house, we are trying to figure out what "normal" is going to look like for us.  Our almost year-long transition is finally coming to an end, although I know that things are forever changing here.  Yet, our family is settled now, and we are grateful.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the wonderful tour if your new home. It looks like it will work well for your four. Glad you have a way to cool off when it is so hot!