Well, here we are. It has been one year since I landed in Japan. Crazy right? It has felt like 2 eternities and 2 months at the same time. I don't have time or the energy to say what the year has meant and all that stuff, so I will instead update you on what is happening. Today I am cleaning my apartment and packing. I am cleaning out my car and doing lots of paperwork and errands. I changed all my spare change into real people dollars and found that I had a staggering 700$ in spare change. For real. Japan doesn't mess around with change. I also paid tithing for the first time in a year...that was interesting.
Other things: I went to the 7-11 where I got a call in the parking lot about my insurance policy on my car. I was talking to the lady and in so doing, I evidently destroyed the decision and short term memory part of my brain. I went into 7-11, forgot the bill I was taking to pay and I had to run back out to my car. After coming back in with the bill, I realized that I had left my wallet in the car and made the trip again. After leaving the 7-11, I found out that my car keys were no where to be found. I went digging through the 7-11 recently emptied trash for a while before going back into the store to see if they had found them. Someone had when I tried to throw my keys away. Yeah.
Moral of the story? Check inside the store before you dumpster dive. It has been one of those days. I am now down to hours before I say goodbye to Yamanashi-ken...possibly forever. On to new things though!