high tech touch panel control for IH electric stove
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House is full of boxes, and tonchan didn't have any pencils with which to do her homework, so she got on her kick scooter and went to her old preschool.
I came back from buying a microwave oven in akihabara and then went to preschool to pick up tonchan and mokun. She hadn't finished her homework yet, and mokun was getting hungry. He saw the yakiimo truck parked outside, and wanted to go buy some.
So, I gave him 1000 yen.
He went out the door, down the elevator, out the building, down the sidewalk, across the street, and bought two giant baked sweet potatoes. We watched from the window.
When he came back up to school he was so proud.
Not bad for a three year old!
We signed the rental contract for the new place on Saturday morning, went off to Midtown to play with a friend from pre-school, and then in the evening jiji and baba arrived driving the Alphard.
We spent all Sunday morning packing ridiculous volumes of stuff into the Alphard, including a number of chairs, amp and speakers, countless cloth items, a bunch of summer toys for the kids (kiddie pool, etc.) and who-knows-what-else-just-get-it-outta-my-house.
I have also now sold just about everything else on Yahoo! auctions (eBay got destroyed years ago when they tried to come to Japan and bidders.com just recently gave up, so it's all Yahoo! these days) so there isn't much left.
We are doing an impressive job of massively downsizing the amount of stuff we need to live comfortably, moving into an apartment 1/3 the size of our current place, but in a brand new building and sporting all the modern amenities including: double-paned glass! computer-controlled bath tub! heated floors!
Still need to go buy a microwave oven and a washer-dryer, so will do that tomorrow or Tuesday, depending on how Mokun feels. He got a bit of a fever this weekend; a bit too much excitement and playing out in the cold wind perhaps.
Packing on Wednesday, moving on Thursday!
Gotta love building names in Japan: bye-bye Noah's Ark, hello Ele Sereno!