|Our Blue house|
Ben and I love our house, and our town. The people are so kind, I love the mountains, and we can walk almost everywhere. We're still missing some essentials, and we have no furniture, but we have a bed. I am still in shock that Mr. Kurobe is just lending us a refrigerator and a washing machine. We are extremely grateful. He helped us set them up today. They work great, so I'm really happy.
|It's a triangle|
Ben and I live on the second floor of a triangular blue house. Our reputation precedes us around town, people know that we are the two americans living in the blue house. We have been met with nothing other than complete kindness. People invite us over for hot meals. People walk up to me on the street and just ask if theirs anything they can help me with. People around town go out of their way to come say hello. Ben and I feel so welcome here. I'm so glad we moved to Japan, and we're extremely lucky to have been placed here.
|First dinner in our house|
It's been difficult to get situated here. It's a small town, and their aren't a whole lot of shops. There isn't a single furniture shop... even the locals think it's weird. Ben and I have been having picnics in our house. We don't really need furniture, but it would be really nice.