Wednesday, January 21, 2009

We have a house!

We shall call it "the yellow house." There were pretty slim pickings when it came to finding an off-base house, and we started to get nervous. Then we came upon this little guy, and we were happy. It's a brand new house, 3 bed/2bath, 2 car garage. We found that none of the Japanese houses are particularly asthetically pleasing from the outside, so this is about as good as it gets. It's in an area of all new houses that are still being built (we don't even have an actual road to our house yet). Our street is made up of 5 or 6 other houses identical to ours, I think with mostly other American families renting them (although there are a lot of Japanese on the surrounding streets, which is nice). 
We move in on Monday! Corey and I have been apartment dwellers up until this point, so this will be our first actual house together. We're realizing we're going to need A LOT more furniture (3 bedrooms is a lot for 2 little people- we don't have that much stuff)! It turns out our furniture and big stuff hasn't arrived yet afterall, but we'll be given loaner furniture to use until it does.

Tomorrow we're going on the official military-led Misawa city tour, and Friday on another tour to Hachinohe, the nearest big city about 40 minutes away. I think we've actually seen most of what they're going to show us (thanks to having a completely awesome sponsor who has taken us all over the place and helped us out soooooo much!), but it should be fun anyway! Then after the weekend we'll get moved in to our place, Corey will actually get introduced to work next Thursday (lest we forget he actually has to WORK here at some point!), my arm will possibly be almost healed, and I'll hopefully start looking into work/volunteer opportunities. So things here should be coming together!!  Yay!

6 comments:

Kimberly C. said...

How exciting! Good luck with all the moving and hopefully it isn't too much longer before your arm is better and before all your furniture arrives.

Stefanie K. said...

That's awesome!!! I love the yellow...it's super cute. Congrats on finding a great house!

Purple said...

Hooray for the yellow house!

Kaitlyn said...

Your yellow Japanese house-- how cute!!

soonergal11 said...

Hi! I just came across your blog when I was searching for things to do in Misawa. Come to find out, your are my neighbor!!! That's too funny. I haven't met any of the people in our neighborhood yet. Maybe when the sun actually comes out.... =)

StumpyG said...

Woa... hey neighbor! That's crazy you found this blog! I haven't met anyone in our neighborhood either yet- come by and say hi sometime! It'd be nice to get to know some people around here. We're nice, I promise. :) Where do you live? You can email me at pegarson@gmail.com if you want.