Watching the new house come alive has taken a back seat to Christmas. But – work continued.
It is now obvious that the side we have been watching most of the time will eventually have another building built right next to it. That is very common in Việt Nam - that a home be built within an inch of another building. It may be awhile before the second house is built, so it is not unusual to see a house with one side devoid of windows, doors, or decoration.
Instead, we’ll focus on the other side of the house from now on. The wall being built is obligatory. Every house, except one belonging to a poor peasant, has a house with a walled courtyard. I’m sure we’ll soon see a decorative gate installed. Notice also that there is decorative work taking place on the roof. It appears this will be a rooftop gathering place. Work continues inside as more rooms are finished out.