Friday, April 1, 2011

No mojo

No desire to blog at all.  Work?  Stress?  Worry?  Don't know, don't really care at the moment.  I went to Guam on the 22nd because G and E's accommodations weren't working out as I'd hoped, and I didn't want them back in Japan yet.  We stayed until the 28th, until I was out of vacation days and out of money.  We're all back in Japan, but I'm not happy about it.  

Things seem stable at the moment on the nuke front, but I only believe about half of what TEPCO and the GOJ are saying and I'd feel so much better if there were viable alternative for getting the kids out of here that I could live with.  Things are stable physically as well, I haven't felt a single tremor since we returned.  Gas and food/water were never in short supply on base and although rolling blackouts have been scheduled nearly every day, they've all been cancelled and we've never lost power.  So, other than the fear of my future grandchildren being born with two heads, things are okay.  Bleh.


gaijinwife said...

not good that Guam accommodation didn't work out :( Hope you can sort something out for the kids as two headed grandchildren much harder to feed. I like the base updates on radiation levels and their comparison to normal levels in xxx town in the states. The news has been a bit worrying though :( Thinking of you up there. Big hugs. xxx

Cecilia said...

It's turbulent time here, no doubt.
I think everyone has reservations about TEPCO. Having international monitors inc. the US military I hope is helping to keep them in check.

Historically the Japanese govt. hasn't had the best record on truth telling... I can understand anyone having reservations. I think, or at least hope, PM Kan is a bit different to previous generations. When there was the HIV tainted blood scandal, he was the minister who refused to hush it up. Edano, who is the chief Cabinet Secretary and has been the front man for the govt. also seems different to typical politicians - he actually graduated from Tohoku uni in Sendai and the people and places he is dealing with are real for him at a personal level.

The mood here is quite deflated - lets see if we can change that during the week ;)