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You Move Me

(As written on May 6th)

Yes, I shall be moving soon.

Therefore, I have been spending my Golden Week getting ready for the big move. (Yes, I know it was supposed to be my honeymoon, but that's another story. Needless to say the honeymoon will be done at a later time, when everyone else in the country ISN'T travelling. But I digress...)

Although it is not my first time moving in Japan, it is the first time that I have taken it upon myself to clean as meticulously as I used to when I used to move around in America. My goal is to get back as much of my deposit as possible. If I do a good enough job, I know exactly how much will come back, and although I wish it could be more, it will be welcome.

Anyway, I never realized before just how oily my kitchen was. The oil was everywhere, and I am shocked that I never noticed it before. I never noticed so much before in America when I cleaned, but in all fairness, I never had to take my stove/oven with me when I left there, either. Due to this, my stove is not currently hooked up to the gas, so I can not cook. This is good, for it lessens the likelihood that I will burn down my apartment before I leave it (I guess if you never talked to me in the chat that doesn't make much sense, but alas, I digress again.

Also today, I cleaned the kitchen sink's faucet head, the toilet bowl, HALF of the bath, vacuumed, and did my laundry. As much work as it is, I must admit that I really like it. I like moving and getting ready for it. I like cleaning up my abode to be as spotless as the day I moved in (moving is the only thing that can motivate me to do so.)

Moving has always symbolized to me a clean, fresh start. and a new chance to face the future head on. This particular time all the more so, for it will truly be the start of a new life for me. Married life. What this new life will bring me, I do not know, but I am happy to have the chance to find out.


So the mess hall was all oiled up, eh? Well, get that ship sparklin', major! Personally, I hate moving, though the packing can be interesting. ("I still have that?" "So that's where that was." "Maybe it's time to dump this.") Yeah, this is one of your last large trials before the Big Journey starts in earnest. Wishing you the best!

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