First Flower

March 30th, 2011

For the past few days, the cherry blossoms in the trees outside our apartment have been showing buds, almost ready to blossom. The weather this week is sunny, and for the next few days at least, is middling-to-warm–good weather for the trees to open.


Today, in fact, the first one opened. It looked like it would yesterday evening, and as it turns out, we were right.


In a day or two, the trees should start to look nice and fluffy, but will likely be gone before we move out. We closed on the new home today–got the keys and everything–and appropriate timing too, just as the first blossom arrived.

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  1. Troy
    March 31st, 2011 at 02:52 | #1


    So nice to have a totally FIXED housing cost from now on!

    Not that I expect housing costs to go up from here, but you never know!

    At least you’re paying less than renting the kodan, plus in 20 years or whatever you’ll have it totally paid off, which is important since it’s hard renting in metro Tokyo in your 60s. . .

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