Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Yoshii, here we come!
This is Keith's ship, the USS Lassen, DDG 82.
We are the proud new renters of 4-13-1 #B Yoshii, Yokosuka...now, figuring out how that address means anything is the next step. I think the 4 is our zone in Yoshii, 13-1 is the house and Yokosuka is the nearest city. It is not the one pictured above...it is 1000 times better. We are so glad we went with the second agent to look at what else was available. The one we have chosen is 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 2 toilets, great kitchen with an American oven and fridge and more closets than we know what to do with. They are pet friendly so we may even think about a dog somewhere down the road. Right now it's a "we'll see" until we get settled and get through a few deployments. We sign the contract on Monday and move in on Tuesday...we are VERY excited. We will have been in a hotel for 74 days by next Tuesday...way tooooo long. Poor Winnie has been banned from windows but soon enough she'll have more than she can handle.
We will get licensed to drive in Japan on Friday so we are doing everything we can to buy a car by this weekend. Unfortunately it is Friendship Day here on Saturday and the base will be open to the public. Needless to say, this place will be a little chaotic. In the worst case scenario we can rent a car to move our bags from the hotel because our new house is a few minutes from the bus and 15 minutes from the train station. We have grown so accustomed to walking over the last week that it wouldn't be bad except for Jack feels heavier every day so I am not sure how much harder walking is going to get.
Tomorrow we are going to get a cell phone on our "Intercultural Relations Field-Trip". They want us to take a journey on a train to get accustomed...Keith and I looked at each other and said, "been there, done that". We will have plenty of time over the next three years to sight see, getting settled in is way more of a priority. Once we have a number we'll send out an email with our new address and phone number.
Hugs and Kisses - Jenn
Posted by Jenn Webber at 8:20 PM