No, I donâ€™t think Iâ€™m Dickens, writing serials for a newspaper. I just have a lot to say apparently. I wish I had some pictures to spice things up. Alas, Iâ€™ve not been much of a shutterbug.
As for my shopping frenzy, the saga is almost over. Iâ€™m losing enthusiasm for writing it, so you must be growing weary of reading. For my life here in Nagoya, it seems a home office is important. As a matter of fact, that is why I insisted on a 3 bedroom place â€“ so I could have a separate office and guest room. When I started adding up all the space I thought I needed it was getting rather big. I have my MacPro, my photo printer, a monitor, speakers, my work laptop, my laptop, and space for a guest. No air-conditioning in the office right now. With all the computing power, that may change! I bought several desk / table type things, a file cabinet, a bookshelf, and two office chairs. They are nothing fancy, but seem functional. A step up from Target. Barely. Of course I had credit card problems there too, so now I owe my complete balance. I may just pay cash for that provided I can get enough cash out.
Thatâ€™s it! Thatâ€™s all the shopping so far!
Oh, after shopping I went to dinner and my work Citibank card didnâ€™t work. So by the end of the day my ATM and three credit cards were dead!
Last night I spent over an hour on the phone after midnight with the three credit card companies. I didnâ€™t display the restraint I should have. Anytime someone said, â€œI understandâ€ I would reply, â€œNo, I donâ€™t think you understand.â€ Not very gracious on my part and getting angry wasnâ€™t going to get me anymore service. So Iâ€™m not proud.
Now Furniture Dome informs me that I need to come to their store and pay. The problem is, they are on the other side of the bay from work. That means I have to go all the way up to Nagoya Station (30 minutes), get on another train (30 minutes), and go to the store for one iffy credit card swipe. All before 8:00 pm. That is not easy to do. Basically, Iâ€™ll need to leave work at 6:00 pm which is crazy early it seems. Actually Iâ€™ll take the 6:17 pm train I guess.
Iâ€™ve searched the web for my goods. Furniture Dome is not really web based. But hereâ€™s a picture of my couch style (without all the accessories) and the fabric.
My dining room chairs (in brown, not black).
Hereâ€™s my washer and dryer.
My refrigerator, kind of cute size.
And my TV.