Here you don’t pay the bill online or write a check and mail it. You have to go somewhere to pay it.
The water bill gets paid at the bank.
We were glad to walk where the sidewalk should be instead of on the road here. Most sidewalks aren't cleared.
The electric bill gets paid at the 7-11! Isn't that funny?
When you give money to a cashier here, you have to put it in a little tray. You don’t put it in the person’s hand directly. When you get change back or a paper like the receipt for the bill, the person gives it to you with two hands.
We had the lunch set – Ted had chicken curry and I had vegetable curry.
I can’t be anonymous here. I don’t blend into the crowd. Yesterday when I was changing shoes by the gym, a man came walking down the hall, so I said Ohayo Gozaimasu (Good Morning). He said Good Morning to me in Japanese, then in English said, "You must be the wife of Jones Sensei, How do you like the snow?" Everyone is very friendly.
Update on the ReindeerI’m nearly finished with the outlining and everything the pattern called for. I made a few color changes – the pattern called for gray, but all the reindeer I know of are brown, so I changed the color. I also wanted the scarf red. I think I want to make some snow on the ground and some snowflakes falling. My first thought was beads for snowflakes, but the piece is so small that beads will look like snowballs instead of snowflakes. I’ll let you know what I decide to do.