October 2018

Happy Halloween

Here it is, our first American holiday overseas: Halloween.  When we arrived mid-September, we already saw the decorations up at the post office. Then, on our very frequent trips to Yodobashi Camera,…

Garbage and Recycling

Every morning, after Michael leaves for work, and after we walk Zachary partly to school (I was advised by Zachary’s teacher that he should be walking to and from school on his…

Settling in

It was time to say goodbye to the Airbnb. We were glad to have stayed, but thrilled to begin our lives in the mansion.  Did I mention how tiny the Airbnb was? …

My new ride

I celebrated my birthday over the weekend and it was quite surreal to be in Japan turning another year older.  I’ve been so focused on getting us settled over here that I’m…

To Costco, with love

I’m a huge fan of Costco.  I’ve known Costco for most of my life.  I knew Costco before it was Costco.  My parents were members of Price Club in California, the first…