Friday, August 14, 2009
Little By Little
Our apartment in Japan was unfurnished when we arrived, except for a table with three chairs and roll-away futons to sleep on. This is very different than Peru where our apartment was almost fully furnished when we arrived. We received a hefty stipend for a moving-in allowance which we have already blown through at our trips to Ikea and Midori (an electronics store). We still need to go back to Ikea this weekend to purchase some more... but our apartment is slowly transforming! Our shipment is scheduled to arrive at port on August 20th, so we hope to have it by the end of the month.
We had an Ikea Party last night. Some of us tried to contain the kids and some helped put furniture together, though I think a couple were just here for the beer and Subway sandwiches. The kids had fun playing together, which is the most important of all!