Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Oh the weather outside is frightful,
but our furnace is so delightful
and since we've no place to go...
Let it snow.  Let it snow!  Let it snow!

Wow...were we surprised, as was the rest of Japan.  The heaviest snow in decades in Tokyo and other areas of Japan left at least 11 dead and 1,200 injured across the country.  At least 27 centimeters (10.6 inches) of snow was recorded in Tokyo by late Saturday (February 8th), the heaviest fall in the capital for 45 years.
Twenty-thousand households were without electricity and 5,000 people were stranded at Narita Airport with 740 flights cancelled.
Yokosuka Navy Base closed its gates for 24 hours.  We stayed comfy in our cozy, apartment and ate delicious, homemade ramen noodles. 
Update: Less than a week later we received even more snow than last.  This is highly unusual weather.  I have found that wearing three pairs of wool-heat-tech tights do not keep my legs warm!  
Facebook friends from CA, PLEASE stop posting your sunny beach photos.  Just kidding!

A pot of homemade ramen noodles on a cold winter's day keeps us warm.
Our back patio
In Japan, people use their umbrellas all the time-rain, sun, clouds and even  snow!

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