Monthly Archives: April 2012

We have a Toilet

The House has a crusty old pit latrine in the back corner that I have yet to even touch. Pit latrines are disgusting. They smell horrible, look gross, and have to be vacuumed out regularly and the waste hauled off. … Continue reading

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The Great White Menace!

Updated! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRGGGGG!!!!! Termites, or as the Japanese call them Shiro Ari “White Ants” are in my house, eating my columns as I type. But a fix is on the way. I’m sorry but I will have to poison the nest. … Continue reading

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I’ve been a bad blogger; two weeks in review

I know, I know. I haven’t been posting much, but it seems as spring is kicking into full gear I am getting busier and busier. So much has happened I don’t know where to start. Obligatory Hanami Scene. Actually we … Continue reading

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Another busy week

The weeks are flying by. I can’t believe its been more than a week since I posted! But a lot has been happening around here: 1. Spring Festival at my inlaw’s neighborhood. They have a much bigger shrine and a … Continue reading

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