Today was the day Kurumi had his trimming. When he was done, he was given a bandana to wear. Kurumi is refreshed and in a good mood. He took a long nap on the day of his trimming, as if he was tired. Today, the southerly wind is blowing strongly and rain is soaking the windows. Every Monday, we watch a quiz show on TV during dinner time. The same question was asked before, but I have already forgotten the right answer.
I am using the wood stove again today as the temperature has dropped in the evening. I am getting used to the procedure of raising the temperature all at once. There is a little smoke at the beginning of the firing, but once the temperature reaches a high level, the rest is safe. And the room warms up quickly. We went out to buy prescription food for Kurumi. The nearby flower shop is full of spring flowers. My wife bought sweet peas.
I find that today is Saturday already. They say that as you get older, you begin to feel how quickly time moves. It is absolutely true, and I too am amazed at how fast it moves. Regardless of the reason, I can’t go against the flow of time, so I just have to accept it. I hope to spend each day as meaningfully as possible. Today was a chilly day with cloudy skies from the morning. We have been warming up the room with a wood stove since the evening. Kurumi is wearing a warm sweater today.
I switched my home Internet connection to V6 Plus, which is nominally 10G and claims to be 10 times faster than my previous connection. In reality, I am getting 5 or 6 times the speed. Even at night, there is no longer any stoppage of video delivery. Kurumi is doing well today. He ate an apple today and seemed to be in a good mood.
My wife and I went out for lunch. It was an early summer-like temperature and very windy. After having lunch at a Chinese restaurant in town, we walked around town a little. Kurumi barked angrily when we came home. Maybe he is lonely when he is alone because we spend a lot of time with Kurumi these days.
Kurumi loves apples. He eats apples at our dinner time. He eats so quickly that he sometimes drops the apple. He eats it crunchy and chewy. It was warm today, so we don’t need the stove. Tomorrow will be warmer than today.
It was very warm during the day. It looks like the temperature will be higher from today to tomorrow. It is still February, so I am sure there will be more cold days to come, but it would be helpful if the temperatures were a little higher. At this time of the year, there are no vegetables growing in the fields, which is a sad sight. It was a hot day in the sun with no wind. Kurumi was napping in the sun again today.
Yesterday, Sunday, was National Foundation Day. Today was Monday, a substitute holiday for the national holiday. It was a consecutive holiday weekend, but we are relaxing at home. The wood stove, which we started in the evening, is working very well today. My wife is making kumquat nectar and I am making my standard baked sweet potato. It is convenient to use the stove in this way because the top gets high heat. And at night we can put the boiled water in a hot water bottle and rest warmly. Kurumi was basking in the sun today. Thanks to the warmth of the sun.
Recently, I have been using YouTube to look things up. Since it is video, it is very convenient for me to understand information through my eyes and ears. Today I was watching a video of someone who uses the same wood stove as I do to see how it is burning. It is different from my way. Today I did it his way and was able to raise the temperature successfully without smoke. The trick seems to be to raise the temperature all the way up to 200 ºC in about 20 minutes after turning on the fire. Kurumi was relaxing in the warm living room today.
Today is another mild day with warm sunshine from the morning. Next Monday is a national holiday in Japan, so it will be a three-day weekend. The temperature is gradually rising, so we may be able to see plum blossoms soon. After eating, Kurumi wants to play with his toys. He stares at me with a troubled look on my face because he can’t get it out of the toy box by himself. But he soon gets tired of it. Then he gets tired and takes a nap. Today, Kurumi was in good spirits.