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,, 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 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


  1. Good job. Don't worry about getting to much unpacking done. You have Papa T for 2 weeks and me for at least a month to help.Been watching alot of Everybody Loves Raymond reruns to prepare for my mother-in-law visit!! Love you.

  2. That's a very impressive ship Keith.

    I'm so glad you found a house you will be happy in. Hope you have your car by now.

    Take care and remember we love you.

  3. Glad to hear you made it safely and got the upgraded flight! Sounds like you have a very full schedule as usual - hope you are enjoying your time together too! It won't be long before it won't just be the 2 of you. . . . Miss you already!

  4. I have no idea if you still check your blog comments, husband and I just rented house #A! I'm sure you're since long gone from Yoshii, but I found your blog while googling our new house. :)

    1. Hi Tiff, How exciting! We loved living in Yoshii, we lived there for three years. If you ever have any questions feel free to email me In fact, we might be moving back and talked about looking in the same neighborhood. Sakuma #B is where our friends lived Alice and John. We spent a lot of time bouncing in between houses and spent all of the holidays together. I am sure the Japanese neighbors are the same. The neighbors across the street from you are all very nice. If you haven't met them yet, take over some Godiva and you'll form long lasting relationships. I hope you are loving Japan so far, we loved it and want to go back!