Saturday, August 12, 2017

Half Way Through August

This morning was the first day in about a month that I woke up without sweating!
It was actually cool! Went out and trimmed the hedge a bit, left Michael and David to do the rest!
The yard is a disaster and I have no idea what to do about it, we are fighting a never ending battle with weeds. Some are taller than me!

The first week of August Hannah went to 2 high schools for there open campus day!  The first one was the school she is hoping for. We dropped her off, she met up with her friend and spent the morning doing a sample lesson and listening to older students!  The other high school was an all girls school in the main city.  Nice school, lovely modern campus, 11 courses to choose from but so far away! There is a school bus to pick up the girls in the morning but leaves from our city at 6:30am!  Because most students do club activity there is no bus to get back home, they have to use the train!  I figured out that it would take at least 3 hours a day to go and come back!  Plus it would cost at least 20,000 yen a month (about 200 dollars, 140 pounds), a lot of money!   So looks like the best choice would be the local commercial school! I am pushing Hannah to  study as much as possible!   It's a shame that summer holidays are not that free, loads of homework, open campus days and two days at school!

One thing I realized is that this heat is not going to change!  I keep hoping that the next summer will be cooler, easier to deal with!  But looks like this intense heat is here to stay!  So I have to change.  Have tried to be more active this year and get things done, not just sitting in front of the air conditioner!  Not easy but I've gotten a few things done! One thing that really helps is that David can cook.  I haven't cooked for about two months!  Cooking in the heat really exhausts me!  But I miss it, I enjoy cooking and baking!  Roll on cooler weather I will be back in the kitchen!

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