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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Official Moving Post

I'm going to miss Chiba.
Tomorrow starts serious moving time. I had some kind of joke yesterday about "thinking inside the box"...since...yah...everything needs to be in boxes...but...the joke kind of died on me.
From tomorrow, we waste not a minute of money on our "Renta-truck" and we haul things frantically into it, as our dear and dedicated drivers go back and forth from old house to new. I wish I had a camera and was clever enough to take artistic pictures of the scramble and disarray--boxes from all angles and people's scurrying sandals. I am very sorry for my lack of talent in that respect. All I ever seem to be able to provide on any topic is a sort of quasi report on my crooked emotional state. So here it is.
For the last couple of days we've been drinking all our ice coffee out of plastic cups. The king of big, tall, fleurescant plastic cups that come with massive spiral straws. It's not very classy, but it feels like change.
Change is good, and as "huge" as this change is, it doesn't feel so huge. It doesn't feel like a leap into the dark. We've gotten lots of our home guidelines hashed out, our rooming plan fixed, our schedule decided before most of us have even seen the house. Which is okay, it means someone is looking out for us.
This kind of "moving" change is something that I've always enjoyed the idea of. I don't know if it has something to do with having rarely ever moved in my life but always wanting to; I have a definite desire to get on with it, even if it means sleeping on a cardboard box for a few nights just to get it all in the car and gone.
But there were a lot of things that were convenient about living here. Being right next door to Bayside, right down the road from QQ and Donkey, just 1,500 yen and one trainride away from the HCS. There's a lot to be said for all the sentimental bits of this house and memories in it, sure, but what I liked most about it was its location. Being at the center of all these other homes that made a triangle around us.
Still, I'm happy about this change. I'm happy that, at last, the office will be big(ger). We'll have a real uketsuke desk at our front door. We'll have aircon in every room (which we probably won't use, for the most part.) We'll have a big ofuro and a house that is not so blasted difficult to keep clean. We'll have lots of kids who speak English, and God knows I love a good English-speaking child. Lots of people that I'm looking forward to living and working with. A chance to change, to work harder, to love bigger and better.
So the good has triumphed over the bad in this situation, and I'm mostly thankful for the change and the opportunity to work with new people.
And maybe you can hope for some keitai pictures!


Blogger Babylove said...

Chiba will always be home to me. Hope your move goes well.

7/30/2009 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it the type of house that has one big communal shower? I wonder how that will work out...

7/30/2009 10:18 AM  
Blogger Florence said...

It actually has two showers, but one shower is definitely the main communal shower. It also has a massive ofuro!!

7/30/2009 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Lola said...

Flo you missed one pro! You'll be oh so much closer to dear 'ol Noda :) Just a short drive away!

7/30/2009 2:25 PM  
Blogger Florence said...

Oooooo it's possible!!

7/30/2009 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Communal showers are the worst, I hate them from the bottom of my heart.

7/31/2009 10:57 PM  
Blogger Sun said...

Praying for you guys! It's not that close from my home but for sure you will visit here again! ...once everything settle down...dont know when...but, yea.

8/02/2009 1:35 PM  

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