Sunday, April 23, 2006

More House Photos

January 22, 2006

Today was the first sunny day we've had, and it was spectacular! It was also the first day that we both have really felt human since we both got sick. We drove over to Nimitz Park, then walked through the park and across the Albuquerque Bridge to the shopping arcade, and enjoyed exploring the shops as well as two of the big department stores. We went to one of the 100 yen shops and bought chopsticks, so Fearless Husband can practice with them, and FH bought an incomprehensible (to me) board game that is sort of like Japanese chess. He will figure out how to play it via the Internet, and is confident that he can do it. Hopefully, he can then teach me! I bought some Japanese snacks--and have absolutely no idea what anything is, other than the fact that there is a picture of a shrimp on one bag. I got a soda from one of the multitudes of vending machines, and was pleasantly surprised to find it was a honey and lemon carbonated soda pop...and it was quite good!

Here are more photos of The House on the Hill. Check it out...the square in the middle of the kitchen floor is a trap door leading into an ice-chest-like a little modern root cellar! It's food storage, in the middle of the floor! The photo of the first floor front tatami room with the carved main beam has a gas heater sitting in the altar space...a big no-no! We'll move it. But isn't the carved main beam pretty? It's supposed to represent the "man of the house" and is often the most expensive single element of the entire structure!

Tomorrow will be full of housing office paperwork and car registration details...more soon, when it's interesting again!

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