I've been here in Kagawa almost two weeks now and I have been so busy.
The job is good. The first week I spent four days observing other teachers, and one day teaching classes for a teacher on vacation. Starting this week (and the new semester), I've had my own classes. I teach at three different schools and all ages. The schools have lots of materials and books so it's not difficult.
The living situation has been more challenging. The first week I was in four different hotels, waiting for the previous teacher to move out of the apartment that would be mine. I finally got to move in on Sunday and was very disappointed with the condition she left it in. I've been cleaning all week and still have more to do. I've hauled out 12 big bags of trash and still have a closet to empty. I don't think she cleaned at all the entire year she was here. I've wanted to cry and vomit. I know it will be fine once it is clean and once I get the furniture my contract says I will have. I live on the third floor with a nice view. I'll try to get some pictures soon.
I hope to get my stitching unpacked soon. I've just had two little projects and practically no time to work on them. Cleaning the apartment comes first!