Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Success! Finally!

Thank you, Greg in the Phillipines!

I finally managed to get some kerosene, which I have found out, is pronounced touyu in Japanese. An 18 Liter blue plastic container set me back 840 Yen and 18 Liters of touyu set me back 1,134 Yen.

$20 is a small price to pay for warm toes and a happy girlfriend.

But that's not all!

When I tried to vacuum today I found that the bag hadn't been changed in about 10 years. Gross. I went to SATY in the hopes of finding replacement bags at a reasonable price. There were four different types of bags to choose from and I had to figure out which one I needed by reading the hieroglyphics, I mean kanji, on the package. I may have mentioned before that I am a functional illiterate here in Japan. That's not true. I am just plain illiterate.

I picked the package that had a picture of a vacuum cleaner that vaguely resembled mine on it. When I got home and tried putting it in, it fit! Super Excellent Joyousness!

I also bought Emily a pink umbrella.

What a great afternoon!

2 comments:

The Angry Sicilian said...

Its the little things.. :)

Andrew & Rachel Dueck said...

Hi there we just looked at our blog and saw your comment. Thanks. Yes we know Linda as we too are working with NOVA. How did you find our Blog? You have only been here a week? That is impressive considering the amazing stuff you have done. Anyway keep watching UHF and talk to you soon.
Andrew