As promised, here are the pictures of the tatami/master bedroom and the view from the balcony. Sorry I didn’t get them up sooner. My hubby and I have been on opposite schedules for the last week or so and it’s been hard to get a chance to get in there when it was light out and the room wasn’t a mess of tousled blankets and dirty clothes (no hamper yet…)
Here we go.
Our suitcases on the floor are currently being used as dressers. Blah. We’ve been living out of these things for two and a half months now. Though that should be fixed by the middle of next week. Yay! Since most of the furniture that we had was American style (aka HUGE! and heavy) we had to get some new things. So after a long and adventurous trip to Ikea, we will have chests of drawers! As well as a few additional things like shelves and a couch. And it will all be delivered this coming week.
Aw. Look at us living like a 50’s tv sitcom couple! These are the loaner beds we were given while we wait for our belongings to arrive. Unfortunately, due to shipping delays and scheduling conflicts, we won’t be able to have our things delivered until the 22nd. Boo.
Looking down off the balcony into the yard/front walk/driveway. You can see our little car parked in our little driveway, we got a Toyota Funcargo. Definitely a part of the Japan experience!
Looking to the left of the balcony. The sky was so blue today! You’d hardly guess that a typhoon is on the way… That should be a fun time. I’ll keep y’all posted about that experience.
And looking to the right of the balcony you can see the ‘mountain’ our neighborhood is built on. I’m told that during the spring you can see tons of cherry blossoms on that hill. There’s a park there that I haven’t visited yet but I’m definitely looking forward to the view this spring!
Well that’s all. The tour is complete.
In other news, we met our neighbors! For some reason I was nervous about doing this but it was really a delightful experience. Since we live on a corner we went to introduce ourselves to the neighbors on either side of us and across each street from us (though one of the houses across from us is actually unoccupied). Everyone was so nice and several of the people we met spoke English very well. We even found out that there is an American living directly across from us. I know there are several of us in the neighborhood, but this neighborhood has thousands of people in it so I didn’t expect there to be anyone that close by.
Tomorrow I’m heading to the NEX Fall Bazaar. I will try to get some pictures of that. It should be a really fun time!
Until later Lovelies