It is so hot and every time I run into someone that’s the first thing that is said. It feels hotter than it actually is because of this greeting heat factor.
There has been a lot of progress on our living space this weekend. Jiro hired a carpenter to get the building completed. He’s been working on this project too long by himself and needs to get back to his regular work. This is how the place looked on Friday…
They put the foundation in on Thursday for the entrance, bath and toilet. As it stands now, if I have to use the toilet at night, I have to run downstairs, across the street and use the toilet at Jiro’s mom house!
Here is how it looked on Sunday evening. There were three guys (including Jiro) working on this all weekend under the blistering hot sun.
They worked from 7 to 6 on Saturday. On Saturday night we went to a farewell concert for the teacher I am replacing and got home at 1:00 am. The concert was awesome….but when the construction guy was hammering away at 6:00 am this morning, I sure wished we had decided to come home earlier.
Some other construction pictures.
Lately I’ve been thinking about how the image of our life here in Japan is largely shaped by the photos I post. I always am looking for interesting or beautiful images to photograph, but the reality is a lot more cluttered and crazy. So the past few days I’ve been taking photos of stuff that I usually neglect to show.
Safety day…older people standing at intersections with flags that urge everyone to drive safely. Note the overhead crosswalk.
This was taken from the bike path that runs along the river.
Now for the rest…
This is right across the street from my office