Food and Floods

Not much exciting has been going on recently – we spent a week in the mountains on a work trip, and then spent some time recovering from it. 🙂 We were counselors for the school-sponsored Bible camp. No AC, and temperatures from 32-38 C (Basically, from the mid-80s to 100 F). Needless to say, we were pretty excited to get home.

As soon as we returned, of course, the heat wave broke, and we had weather nice enough to open the windows. This Wednesday, we had a ridiculous thunderstorm brought on by Typhoon 17, Toraji, which hit Kyushu and then sent nasty weather all through Japan.

It started really pouring about one hour before we got to go home. The lightning was striking super close – maybe 1000 feet from the school. Luckily, our boss drove us and the other teachers home. It wasn’t easy since all the streets had flash flooded.

The good thing about all this is that I was like, “Well, time to put together our emergency kit.” (We live in the Tokai region, which is long overdue for a big earthquake, so we really should have had one anyhow). We put on our Crocs and sloshed to the nearest grocery store. Then, of course, I took some pictures.