Thankyou to the Thursday students who agreed to move their classes to other days so I can be free to help my friend.
Moving day is always hard and I hope I can help her family unpack boxes and clean and set up their new home. They don't have a car in Sapporo, so I can also take them to HOMAC etc if they suddenly need shopping.
In England it is very common for friends and family to help someone move. People come with their own cars, or rent a truck and drive it themselves. Pack the boxes, carry the boxes and move. I think in Japan it is more common to ask a moving company to do it for you.
Until I was 47 years old I had NEVER used a moving company! I'd always moved home with the help of friends.
My friend, her husband and 3 month old baby will be moving into an apartment in Minami Hiragishi, so they will be my neighbors. I am looking forward to that. :-))
Now: off to work....