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Over fifty married couple

Over fifty married couple

Today, we escaped the power outage and drove an hour north to the nearest movie theater. We saw our first 4DX movie with motion and atmospheric effects. The film was a cute anime called Weathering with You in English. 天気の子 in Japanese. It was beautifully animated and...
Power’s back

Power’s back

96 hours later, we have electricity again. First things first: laundry, dehumidifying, and baking. A hot bath is planned for before bed.
Why not embrace it?

Why not embrace it?

I turned the defrosted fruit into breakfast crepes this morning and the remainder of he fruit is macerating with rum and sugar to go atop a cake later. This is probably more fun than my original plan for these fruits, which was to use them in smoothies. We had lunch...
Kamogawa library

Kamogawa library

I finally have a library card in Kamogawa. It’s taken four years but today we visited, partly to check on their WiFi and outlet situation, and we got our cards. I feel like a proper citizen of the city. We spent 90 minutes exploring the space. Tod figured out...
During and after the typhoon

During and after the typhoon

Charging our stuff at City Hall. Power has been out since Saturday at 4:30 pm. Zan and her cats stayed with us through the storm. She and I did yoga in the living room. No cats allowed. Our cats got cozy in the bed with us. They would like to be housecats permanently!...
Typh0on #19, Hagibis

Typh0on #19, Hagibis

Social media sources and the news are loudly warning about Super Typhoon 19, which looks like it might make landfall in Japan over the weekend. But where it will hit, and at what intensity, is a matter of speculation at this point. Tod & I are scheduled to go to...