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Pre-typhoon

Pre-typhoon

Typhoon 19 is on its way, on a course to hit us on Saturday into Sunday. Today, Tod and I prepared by stockng up on food, filling Tilly’ tank, cleaning up outside, and getting all the storm shutters cleaned and ready. The cats do not like the change in weather....
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...

Happy at harvest

I didn’t take any photos today. The view from Hatanaka’s rice fields was beautiful and it always makes me happy to see the Hiratsuka valley nestled into the mountains. The images are etched in my mind: the red torii in the distance; the mined-flat top of...
We have electricity

We have electricity

Our typhoon adventure ended yesterday at 15:30 when the power came back on. Let there be light! Zan decided in the morning that she wanted to return to her house; living here as a refugee with her two cats was really stressful for all of them. After yoga, we helped...
Typhoon #15

Typhoon #15

Fallen cedar across Nagasa Kaido Wow, that was incredible. The biggest typhoon I’ve ever experienced. We went to bed last night knowing there’d be high winds and rain, so had battened down the hatches and let the cats inside for the night. They were nervous. First...