I realize that it is still Sunday for most of my friends back in the states, but it is Monday morning here in Okinawa. I am still trying to fully adjust to the time, but the real test will be next week when I have to start back at work. Right now, I'm sleeping until about 0830, and it is truly glorious. Next week? Back up at 0545. I'm rather enjoying my life of luxury at the moment, but I know it won't be long until I go stir crazy, so I am happy to be rejoining the workforce less than a month after I left it.
We have started to make our "home" feel as much like home, without our stuff, as we can. After so long living in a hotel, I am thankful to have a home to go to. As I said before, I'm not super excited that it's on base. Right now, they have a "live where you work" policy. What that means is, that if the base you are stationed at (for Joel it is Kadena AB) is less than 98% full, you have to live on base. If it's over that, then they look at a secondary location and it has to be below 98%. If they are both above, then you are able to move off base. For us, Kadena was pretty full, but our secondary base was only at, like, 70%. We were told at first we would be placed there, and then magically they found a place for us to live on Kadena. I would have rather gone to the other base, because it is closer to where I will be working, but there's no arguing here. It is what it is, much to my dismay. So, may I present our home to you during our time here. It's not much to look at, but it does offer a view of the beautiful sunsets from the living room. Inside photos to come when we have our stuff.