With my ear still quite painful, I'm staying close to home this weekend. I realized I hadn't posted any pictures or descriptions of our SITAG home yet. Our branch owns several houses, and each time a village team returns to Honiara, we rent whatever house is available for the family. I love living in community!
The picture shows three different units: two small and one big. We get the big one because of the size of our family. The house has lots of space and light and windows, and it's made of concrete blocks so it's much cooler. It's also our favorite SITAG house. Living so close to your neighbors, and having the windows open, means you can hear everything that is going on outside and in the nearby houses. You can hear the toilet flush or a sneeze. You can hear the domestic violence in the valley below in the middle of the night. You can hear the guards walk by your room, crunching on the gravel after dark. You can hear your neighbor washing dishes after supper. We have grown to love (most) of these sounds because they mean we are living in the midst of our wonderful SITAG family!