There are 7 of us now and it had started to snow. Yesterday, when Dave was out running a Japanese guy told him, in sign language, that it would snow and that it would be knee high and I laughed – “never”, I said!
I made some pancakes for breakfast. Someone has to eat that huge ole bottle of maple syrup that I brought from home! Only been used twice – now what am I going to do with this huge container. Same with towels, I brought loads for the kids to use and now what am I gonna do with them once they leave?
After lunch, we walked to the station so that the kids could book their tickets to Tokyo on New Year’s day. Dave came with the car to pick up the first load as we decided to go out to Super Nova, where there were games, photo booths etc. Lucy and I will be Dave’s second lod.
I tried calling the Aizu taxi company to arrange for Lucy’s ride to Fukushima airport on Jan 6th. My translator had reserved a seat for the 9th of Jan which is the wrong day. Lucy’s flight is on the 6th jan so I had to try and cancel the 9th and book the 6th. I asked if there was an English speaker – unfortunately, I wasted my pre paid phone minutes because no one could speak English and they took their own sweet time to come back and tell me. I decided that face to face was better so we walked to the taxi office and after lots of broken Japanese (exhausting) and pointing we finally cancelled the 9th and book the 6th. However, if there are only 4 people booked for that day, they will cancel the taxi and I gave them my translator’s phone no. Hopefully, she will call me back if they are cancelling the ride.
Dave came to pick us up. When we got to SUper Nova, we all went to the photo booth called the Puri Kura – all 7 of us got into this huge booth and paid for 8 shots where we can do silly poses and later using the computer, decorate the pictures. There must be about 20 of these photo booths. I have only seen small booths where a couple of people can get in.
Now we were all hungry so Dave took four of us including me to the SHabu Shabu restaurant across town but they were closed so we went to a sushi restaurant where the food goes round and round. As soon as we got in, one of the waitresses greeted me and I realised then that she was one of the girls that I work out with at the gym. When Liza came in with Dave’s second load, she said “mom, everywhere we go you know someone!”