- House Purchase. After a few weeks of negotiations, we purchased the adjacent property for an unbelievably low price, the equivalent of $4000. The house is one of three houses built at the same time, including our house. The adjacent house is almost exactly the same except our house has a first floor bedroom and a second floor veranda. The condition of the adjacent house was pretty awful when we bought it. In some ways better and some ways worse than our house. The fact I already spent a year repairing our house made working on the adjacent house easier but still difficult.

Typhoon Muifa. This storm is on the way to either Korea or Japan. Probably will stay on the west side of Japan and not affect us at all.