Today we took our driving class
tomorrow (if we have time) we pick up our permit! Our sponsor was nice enough to leave us his car to drive while he is TDY for a couple of weeks so we'll be able to drive around a little on post and get used to it before we buy our own car and venture out on the scary small roads! Speaking of buying a car, we saw this one on the way to dinner last night and I WANT IT! It's more than we want to pay for a car, but it's the perfect size for driving over here and it's so cute =) I'll try to go out during the day soon and take a better photo.
Oh and that dinner last night, super yummy ramen. I think I'm becoming obsessed with the ramen here. I want to eat it everyday!
(my 1st attempt at watermarking my photo, I'm not sure I like it yet)
and I tried the gyoza which everyone raves about...compared to the ones I make (just realized I've ever shared the recipe here...that'll be at the top of my to do list when I get our house unpacked and can start cooking again!), they were bland =(
Tomorrow is our newcomers orientation where they tell us about the base and...I don't really know what else! Thursday I get to go to a cooking class with 2 ladies I've met here that will be taught by some local Japanese women. I can't wait to meet some people in the community and learn how to make some yummy food!
We (I) met a couple from Cincinnati at Bunco the other night. It's always nice to meet people from your home town. It's been interesting meeting people here. Every time you meet someone you get the same questions: where are you from? do you have kids? where does Jason work? We're still not able to answer the last one yet. Apparently Jason is "the" Engineer of his rank on this base and a couple of Colonels are fighting for him. We've met a lot of people who, when they find out he's an Engineer, say, "oh, I heard you were coming" or "oh, it's nice to finally meet you". After coming from a base full of Sappers, it's funny to me that he's such a hot commodity over here! So after 2 weeks (I cannot believe it's been 2 weeks already!) he still doesn't know where he'll be working or what he'll be doing here.