Sunday, August 31, 2008
Ladies and gentlemen, we have progress on the house! It's the first day of the rest of our lives.
We visited the townhouse this afternoon for a final walkthrough, and we liked what we saw. There are four bedrooms (!), two tatami and two with wood floors. The back yard is a really pretty garden with little trees, and there is a courtyard in the middle of the downstairs with dark stones for ground covering. The kitchen is decent sized for Japan, with room for an American oven (!!) and good-size refrigerator.
The agents are doing some final cleaning and gardening, and we've signed the first paperwork, hooray!!! We should be able to move in within ten days. Whee hoo!
By the way, ie (ee-eh) means house in Japanese. Iie (eeee-eh) means no. This was a discouraging fact until recently. :)