We just finished cleaning up and redecorating our office here in Iraq.
It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint, some new pictures, and a Bonsai tree can do to improve the look of a place.
Sometimes the instability and frustrations of this part of the world leave us wondering whether or not we'll actually be able to keep living here, and that uncertainty can make it hard to 'dig in.'
So we see the paint and the pictures as an excuse to dig in and recommit to doing life here.
The next time you're in town you should come visit—baklava and tea on us!