We love living here in Tokyo. It has been an amazing adventure these past 2+ years. We like our apartment. It is small, but comfortable and convenient. We like the ease of public transportation here. We can travel almost anyway in the city — or the country, for that matter — on trains and buses. We get along quite well here without having a car.

But… sometimes… I really miss my car.

It has been pretty rainy here this week. You know — it is almost spring and rain is to be expected this time of year. I like rain. I like rainy days — most of the time. And here, everyone takes rainy days in stride. Everyone has an umbrella. Most people have raincoats and boots. I don’t mind donning my rain gear and going out in the rain — usually.

But this week, I would really like to have my nice dry garage, where I could climb into my nice, dry car, and just go where I need to go without thinking about… rain.

Like I said, I usually don’t mind getting out in the rain, but today — our third rainy day this week — I just don’t feel like getting out in the rain to walk to the supermarket to get today’s necessary groceries. It is about a kilometer to the nearest supermarket. It is a little more than a kilometer to get to the nearest train station. So even with the wonderful transit system here, there is still a good bit of walking involved. I normally enjoy the walking and the exercise it provides. But today… not so much. Juggling grocery bags and my umbrella doesn’t sound very appealing to me right now.

It’s ok… I am just letting the weather get the best of me today. But I will go out anyway… lol.

The forecast says we have a sunny weekend on the way.


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My husband and I were both born and raised in Kansas, but for the past 20+ years we have been living in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, with our children grown and out of the house, we have the opportunity to spend two years living in Tokyo. My husband will be working with the Japanese counterpart to his American company.

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