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.