But none of you asked about what clothes I will or will not bring to Japan. Here's answers to what you did ask:
- Is Tom going? (For the entire time?) Nope, just to visit. Hopefully twice, if we can find cheaper tickets. Someone has to stay home with all of those catties.
- How long will you be gone? One year. End of July until end of July.
- What exactly will you be doing? I'll be teaching English through The JET Program (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program). Last time, I taught in a high school for 2 years and then various junior highs for another year, plus weekly elementary school visits and night classes for prefecture employees. This time, I won't know until late May/early June about my placement.
How long is Tom going? Is he going going? Or just for visits? Tom was kind enough to agree to hang back with the meow faces so that I could go. Otherwise, it would have been nearly impossible since it would be too hard to bring the cats (quarantine rules, difficulty finding apartments accepting pets, etc.), and there's no way I could have parted with them. Instead, Tom will
Question for you all: What is the oldest item of clothing that you still wear today?
And now I'm off to the doc in a box at the Urgent Care place with fingers crossed that they will be able to complete all the information I need on the Certificate of Health and for not a lot of money since I'm among the not insured. I called, and it sounds doable and cheap-ish, but we shall see. The hoop jumping and paperwork for this Japan thing continues, but I'm getting closer to done with it, and it's worth it. Now I just wonder what I should wear...