Well I moved into my new house yesterday! I still don't have my personal belongings, but I have some loaner furniture from the base for now. I still had to go to the BX/Commisary last night to get a bunch of household stuff and food to make it livable. I can't wait until I have everything set-up and don't have to spend so much money every day!
Getting everything (water, gas, electric) set-up yesterday was interesting because most of the guys who came by my place didn't speak very much English. The landlords office actually sent someone out to give me an orientation on a lot of the equipment because EVERYTHING is in Kanji. My heaters and air conditioners, faucets, toilets, everything has instructions in Kanji! One day soon I'll do a blog to break down the difference between Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana, and Romaji.
The bad news is I won't have Internet installed at my house until March 1st. I'll still be able to get online at work, on my phone, and at some hotspots around town. It will just make posting with pictures and everything a little more difficult. Also, no phone calls home for about two weeks. The good news about that is that I'll have 1 gigabit fiber optic
I will be going to pick up my vehicle shortly and I will be putting it to good use this weekend! I am going snowboarding for the first time ever with some guys grom my unit. I live with an hour or two of some apparently world-famous ski-resorts so winter sports are a big deal around here. I will definitely post some pics of me snowboarding!