Wow what a week! We got here late Thursday night (Thursday morning US time) and we’ve been going non-stop since. We’ve had welcome briefs and cultural adaptation classes. We’ve been on a tour of downtown and we’ve walked and walked and walked some more.

More Walking

We went to housing this morning and got ourselves a house. We can move in Monday. I’m glad because temporary lodging is getting old. We managed to get one of the 4 bedroom townhouses. It’s a little farther from the commissary and exchange, but still a manageable walk until we can get a car.

Lauren started school today. She’s in a classroom that has both first and second graders. They’ve also got a pet rabbit that is free to roam around the room. They have a waiting list for preschool so Miss Katie doesn’t get to go. That’s about it for now. It’s rainy today and all I want to do is curl up with a good book.

11 Responses to “Konnichiwa”

  1. Nicole Says:

    Wow, sounds like you guys are getting settled in quick and fast. The townhouse sounds great for you all – everyone gets their own bedroom! Can’t wait to hear how everything else goes, and some awesome pictures too!

  2. jodi Says:

    Glad ya’all made it safely. Sounds like things are going good. Best of luck.

  3. Karen C Says:

    Sounds like fun! Sorry Kate can’t go to school yet. Hopefully it will be soon. I can’t wait to see what your house looks like! And the stories! And the pictures! I have got to stop with the exclaimation points. Take care!

  4. nikki Says:

    Miss you miss you miss you, woman! That freedom bridge gets tricky on the way up, so pace yourself. ;)

  5. nikki Says:

    P.S. Who is the pre-K teacher?

  6. Brandi Says:

    Japan better take good care of you guys- we want you back safe and sound!

    I’m so excited that you got a house… it sounded like you’d be stuck in a hotel for a few months. I would totally help you unpack but I don’t have a passport.

    You guys take care and we’ll be anxiously waiting more stories and your first batch of Iwakuni photos.

  7. Sara Says:

    I’m glad you posted, you’ve been on my mind since Christmas. *HUGS* I’m really glad to hear you found a place so quickly, yay!

    Take photos, send us some postcards and Hello Kitty stuff. :)


  8. Mary/Diz Says:

    So happy to read yall have arrived & settling in – you are going to have serious buns of steel with all the walking! ;o)

    {{{{{{ Jen }}}}}}

  9. Jess Says:

    I am so happy things seem to be going well! How exciting!

    Best wishes and prayers, Jess (formerly mommyjess.net)

  10. Mrs. Flinger Says:

    I’m glad y’all are well! It’s beautiful there. :-)

  11. Kim Says:

    Hello, I found your site while searching Flickr for Iwakuni. When I was about nine Me and my brothers threw fire crackers off of that seawall that you and your family are walking on in the photo. I see you lived in NC. Where abouts? Im located in Jacksonville. As Im sure may people have told you, You will love Japan. I still have wonderful memories of it.

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