I recently realized that I earlier circulated a picture of my porch instead of the intended picture of my entire house here in Thailand. I figured that in correcting the error, it might be a good idea to show the range of living conditions that I have experienced here. The differences certainly show that I have some things to be thankful for this holiday season.
You see, from early September until the last week of October, I lived with a local Thai family. They were extremely sweet and gracious people, but their living conditions were "difficult" by Western standards. I was given the entire second floor of the family home while everyone else slept together in the same bedroom downstairs. No amount of protest from me (when I finally learned how to protest in Thai) would change this arrangement.