We did it! We have found a place to live. It’s a spacious 4 bedroom house in the Shonan Takatori neighborhood. It’s a bit farther from the base than we were hoping to be but it will accommodate our needs better than most anything else we found that we could get. They agreed to allow our dog. Yay!! (That was the number one goal after all) It has a nice little yard and a pretty good amount of carpet, which seems to be pretty uncommon here, so that will be great for him. It’s in a really pretty and very quiet area. There is a beautiful park with a lot of cherry trees (Oh my gosh, I am so looking forward to spring now), and even a swimming pool and a tennis court in the neighborhood. Additionally, we have friends who will also be living in the neighborhood! Wahoo! This place just keeps getting better and better!
We are scheduled to sign the contract on the 16th and then actually move in on the 24th. I can hardly wait! Our last place was actually my hubby’s place. He lived there before we met and I moved in when we got married. He was wonderful about helping to make me feel like it was my home but I am really looking forward to establishing a place that is ours. I feel a little bit silly but I am almost giddy about it. I want to go out and look for furniture and paintings and wall decorations and curtains and tablecloths and plants and and and and…. *deep breath* Plenty of time for all of that. I have to wait. I don’t even know when our things will arrive. Our household goods are still on their way. I’m just hoping they’ll be here by the time we move in so that we can actually start getting settled in. Oh dear. I’m working myself up into so much anticipated excitement now I’m never going to get to sleep.
Nighty night y’all.