If you've been wondering where we have been, we have been forced to move out in town into a Japanese hotel. It is awesome! (and expensive). It has an ocean view from all sides, a pool, room service, a kitchen. The drawback is we are off base and its a pain to get over there sometimes with traffic.(think only place to get cash, gas, and groceries, for a reasonable price) The reason all of this is happening is SUPPOSEDLY furloughs because of sequestration. We can't get into our house because of a combination of cut worker's hours in maintenance as well as the housing assignment office. Really it's that plus they ARE HUGELY inefficient. (what? a government office? no...) We even asked when we got our first offer, "Is there a house available?" The answer: "we're not sure, maybe, could you check tomorrow?"--- What? Do these things just fall out of the sky? Apparently they do. Now we are waiting on "Something" but the housing lady isn't sure. No I'm not joking.
So here we sit a full three weeks after arrival with no end date in sight. We are booked at the hotel for most of this month. Ouch. The government is supposed to pay us back for the cash outlay....but...considering the nature of this post, I'm not gonna hold my breath on that one.
Here's the house we ACCEPTED: (living room shot)
View from the backyard (HUGE)
Meanwhile, here's our awesome Japanese hotel.
It lacks some typical American comforts,
but makes up for it in other ways!
The view from my
"ofuro" and Bedroom.
|Living room view.|
Two things I "dislike": the price...you do the math. And the fact that instant coffee and a hot pot is considered adequate for morning.
|Nathan doing homework on the deck.|
|Sunset off our other balcony.|