We have experienced a lot of change in the past year! Languages, weather patterns, shopping experiences, relationships, etc.
But there are some things that help us remember home:
Here is a picture of our dining room, and you can kind of see a wire poking through the ceiling, where we haven't put a light fixture yet. I guess those aren't normally provided by the landlords here?
Also, you can see right beside a piece of the ceiling came down. This came down because of a broken water pipe on the outside wall of the house there. So the water was just pouring in underneath the upstairs floor and the ceiling here. This made the plaster ceiling.... wet plaster again.
But it's all okay. More familiarity! The next picture is a picture of our living room in Mission after a small accident happened while we were building the addition upstairs. This hole just became part of the decor while we finished the rest of the home. It was fixed eventually before we sold the house.
So there it is, a bit of how renovating a house helps make Madagascar feel more familiar to us. :)