Today was one of the most beautiful days I’ve seen since arriving here. I woke up early enough to watch the sunrise at 5am. This morning was overcast and the mountains were disappearing into the clouds.
After having breakfast with Jeremy and seeing him off to work, I worked some more on our kitchen. I almost have it in order. Once it’s done I will take y’all on a tour of my home. This afternoon I got some supplies for the storm but I’ll get more tomorrow morning. I tried to cook dinner tonight but I found out the cubed beef I purchased last week from the commissary had gone rancid in the freezer. I didn’t know that was a thing but it is some what normal for here. Apparently you’re not suppose to freeze the meat from the commissary because it was frozen when being brought here, then defrosted to be sold. So freezing it again would be very very bad. I’m going to have to start meal prepping and only by meat for maybe the next three days at a time. Thank god I live across the street from the commissary. Maybe once I have a car I can find a grocery store that sells fresher meat.
So instead of the yummy, healthy dinner of cubed steak with roasted potatoes, steamed carrots and onions, we ended up having a big bucket of KFC. Yes, we have a KFC here. On and off base actually but we went to the one on bass at Crossroads Mall. At Crossroads we have KFC, Taco Bell, Subway, Pizza Hut, and Burger King. A taste of home when we feel too lazy to cook. They also have a soba and a bbq place at Crossroads. We usually get Subway or Soba. Thankfully we don’t eat out as often as we did in the States. We are cooking at home more often.
This afternoon was absolutely beautiful. I was able to see the mountains in their entirety. I managed to get a picture from my back balcony.
The latest on Typhoon Nangka is that we are now in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 3. The are estimating that it will NOT be a direct hit on Iwakuni. It is now forecasted to hit 61 miles east of here in Shikoku. They are expecting it to be category 1 equivalent winds here. So definitely won’t be as bad was we were expecting. Of course that being said, nothing is set in stone. There is a wide range of where the models say it could go. 173 miles wide range. We should know more tomorrow. They are updating everything in about 6 hours. After Typhoon Nangka passes then we can start watching Typhoon Halola. I’m not worried.