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You Move Me

(As written on May 6th)

Yes, I shall be moving soon.

Therefore, I have been spending my Golden Week getting ready for the big move. (Yes, I know it was supposed to be my honeymoon, but that's another story. Needless to say the honeymoon will be done at a later time, when everyone else in the country ISN'T travelling. But I digress...)

Although it is not my first time moving in Japan, it is the first time that I have taken it upon myself to clean as meticulously as I used to when I used to move around in America. My goal is to get back as much of my deposit as possible. If I do a good enough job, I know exactly how much will come back, and although I wish it could be more, it will be welcome.

Anyway, I never realized before just how oily my kitchen was. The oil was everywhere, and I am shocked that I never noticed it before. I never noticed so much before in America when I cleaned, but in all fairness, I never had to take my stove/oven with me when I left there, either. Due to this, my stove is not currently hooked up to the gas, so I can not cook. This is good, for it lessens the likelihood that I will burn down my apartment before I leave it (I guess if you never talked to me in the chat that doesn't make much sense, but alas, I digress again.

Also today, I cleaned the kitchen sink's faucet head, the toilet bowl, HALF of the bath, vacuumed, and did my laundry. As much work as it is, I must admit that I really like it. I like moving and getting ready for it. I like cleaning up my abode to be as spotless as the day I moved in (moving is the only thing that can motivate me to do so.)

Moving has always symbolized to me a clean, fresh start. and a new chance to face the future head on. This particular time all the more so, for it will truly be the start of a new life for me. Married life. What this new life will bring me, I do not know, but I am happy to have the chance to find out.

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