Friday, August 19: The plan is to finish our phone service connection at DoCoMo.  I wonder how long it’s going to take today?

The answer is:  Another 4.5 hours!  It took a total of 8 HOURS to hook up our service at docomo!  Our friend says, “Welcome to Japan!”


It was exhausting.  Last night at docomo they weren’t sure whether we’d be able to use our phones that we brought from America.  We sorted that out, and thankfully all the phones we brought – a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, 2 iPhone 6s, and Motorola Droid Razr – will work here.   Today it was all about the paperwork.  Mounds and mounds of paperwork.  Now I have to cancel Verizon.  How long will that take?  (The answer:  it took a few minutes to cancel Verizon and pay the final bill online)

Tonight was my turn to pass out in my clothes.  Making dinner sounded overwhelming so I laid down on the bed to think about it and fell asleep.  I woke up again at 10pm (22:00).   John took care of the kids and put them down to bed.  Later on he told me that no one had much dinner!