Today was moving day, so there was lots to do.
First I had to wake up around 7:30, so I could get ready/finish vacuuming my old apartment, before heading into downtown Nagoya to get the keys. That took longer than expected and involved more speaking than I thought would be necessary. By express train, it takes about a half hour one way, so a good chunk of my morning was eaten up by that.
Then, there was an apartment check by my manager, followed a phone call to the gas company, and various visits by the electric and gas companies to turn off utilities/collect payment.
After all that, I had to help the moving guy pack the moving van. It took a little over an hour to get to my new place. I also helped unpack and carry things up to the second floor. My new apartment is fancy and has various security feature.
About twenty minutes after the moving guy left, the gas company came to turn on the gas and help me start a contract. At the same time, the security guy was setting the home security system.
Then I was left to my own devices. I set up my futon, the TV, kitchen, and laptop. I also put my clothes in the closet so they won’t get wrinkled. The rest can wait till Saturday.
Eventually I did get hungry, so I tried to relocate the nearby supermarket, but google maps has a hard time with my neighborhood since its old and tightly packed. I ended up in Nagoya. So i did some shopping.
I did get super lost on the way bsck though, since it’s so confusing. Took me an hour to find my apartment. Go me.
I will be moving out of my apartment in Anjo in about 37.5 hours. In that time, I still need to finish packing, finish cleaning, get the key from the Leopalace office in Nagoya, call the gas company, run a few personal errands, order new furnature, and try to find a couple of hours of sleep. Wish me luck.
Tomorrow I sign a lease for my new apartment. The new teacher is coming to Anjo a couple of days after my birthday and will be taking my current living space. To make things easier for myself, as well as have a space to put off my stuff, I asked my boss if I could move early. She said yes, so I will be moving back to Nagoya the day after my birthday and will be making a commute for my remaining four days of work.
Last weekend, I moved from Nagoya to a city called Anjo, for work. I spent Sunday scrubbing my old apartment and packing up the rest of my stuff. Monday, the moving truck came, manned by the sweetest little grandpa I’ve ever met, and I registered myself (and my bike) at the local government office. Since thing I have been settling in to my new place and getting used to my new classes.
My room is a bit smaller than my last one, with no balcony, and a lower loft. However, I do have a proper closet and plenty of storage spaces. The best part is the 10 minute walk to work. It’s super convenient in the morning.
The kitchen is tiny, though. I love to cook, so although my last place had a small kitchen, I set things up so that I had at least a little space to do things like chop ingredients, mix things, and so on. Here, I put my dinner tray over the sink and that’s all I have to work with. I need to thing of how I can better utilize my space.