Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Our New House!

Well we got into our new apartment, now we just need OUR furniture to arrive! We have temporary furniture that is loaned to us until our stuff gets here sometime in December, but I'm hoping for sooner!

So far we love our place, it is super spacious! Which is a good thing and a bad thing! That means more for us to clean lol but there is no carpet so at least we don't have to vacuum! Just a broom and a swifer get the job done!

Hopefully these pictures can show you what it's like! Once we get our furniture in here and decor hung up I will take more pics to share so you can see it all then too! Otherwise right now, we just a ugly couch, table and chairs, and 2 dressers. We don't even have a t.v.! Please tell me how I am going to survive without that!?!?

There is just sooo much to see and do here it is crazy! I think we are on information overload right now! With Bryan still learning the ropes at work and now this week he is at FTAC classes which last this week and next week, he is learning a lot about what his job will be here and what this base is all about. And then there is me, I am just trying to remember what side of the rode we are suppose to drive on, and where to buy groceries, and how to find my way home by myself (which is actually harder than it sounds)!!

We have another busy day today. Bryan will be in class til sometime this afternoon we are guessing til around 15:00 (3pm) and then we have to head over to Camp Foster (marine base about 20 mins away) and register our car there. Then hopefully we get back in time because I have an AMMO Wives Social event to go to tonight, so I am kind of excited to go and meet other wives of Bryan's coworkers!

Well, that is all the new news I think we have for now! Hopefully more exciting things happen that we can share later on!

Our kitchen looking in from the living room

Standing in the kitchen looking towards the living room

Living room looking from the door way

Living room looking from the balcony

Our balcony over looks a baseball field!

2nd Bedroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom's bathroom

Front of our building, we are the apartment on the bottom right, all the windows are ours

3rd Bedroom

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

We're Here!!!

Well, we are here in Okinawa!

Bryan has been here almost 2 weeks now and I have been here about a week as of tomorrow. Time here sure does fly! We have been super busy since we got here. Bryan has been learning the ropes at the shop he will be working at, and when he gets home (or during the day) we have briefings for housing and such.

Speaking of housing, we finally found an apartment after looking at 4 different properties we found one that fit our criteria! Here in Japan normal bedroom sizes are super small along with their houses! So when we walked into this 3 bedroom 2 (full) bath house we knew this would probably be our home!

Of course I forgot to take my camera with me when we went to look at properties so I can't show you pictures, but I will shortly because...we signed papers last night! So we should be picking keys up at the end of this week.

Another major thing crossed off our to do list, was buying a car! We are going to be eventually buying another car for Bryan to drive since we are living off base we kind of need 2 cars so we both can get around. I love the car that I picked out, it's called a Will VI (made by Toyota) and is baby blue and a just a little funky looking car! We pick the car up on Friday so we can't wait to be mobile! We have been relying on walking, bumming rides off people Bryan works with and taxis, so it will be nice to have our own transportation!

This next weekend we will hopefully be able to start moving things into our new place, however our household shipment (all our stuff from the States) has not yet arrived =( so we will be getting loaner furniture from the base. But at least we will be out of the hotel we have been living in!

Stay tuned for more updates!

Here are some pics of the new car, because I know everyone is probably dying to see what Japanese cars look like!

My new car!