Saturday, January 23, 2010
Don't worry, we haven't left yet.
So, I figured a blog would be a good way to keep everyone updated on our Japanese life. For the time being I'll just use this post to let you know the preliminary stuff until we actually get there and I can really start writing. We are leaving Canada (!!!!) and moving back to Weston on March 1. My dad is actually flying one way here to Moncton and helping us move our two cars and a uhaul back to WV. We're putting all our furniture and boxes of stuff into storage and basically just chillin around WV until we leave for Japan. We fly out of Pittsburgh probably on April 18th and arrive in Japan on the 19th. The route we will more than likely be taking is Pittsburgh-Chicago-Tokyo-Osaka. In Osaka we take a train to Takamatsu on the island of Shikoku and someone will meet us at the train station and take us to our apartment in a town called Sakaide. Our jobs start on April 22. I was hoping to have at least a week between arriving and starting work but I guess our apartment won't be ready until the 19th so boo. I wanted time to adjust to the time change (we will be 13 hours ahead of you folks in the Eastern time zone), get used to the train system, learn to survive...the basics. But alas, that's not the case. I guess I'll just be very, very tired for my first few days of work! But come to think of it, it might work out better this way. It will force me to stay up during the day instead of wnating to sleep all day so maybe I'll get used to the local time faster? Not sure...the most time zones I've ever been away from my own is four and that's hard enough. If I think of anything I'll else I'll post some more :)