It seems that I can’t get warm anywhere. Utah was colder than I remember it being in recent history, Texas was cold and so was London, it even snowed on day while I was there. London looks great in snow. So now I am back in Japan and still freezing. We don’t have central heating in our apartment, you know the kind where you turn a thermostat to a certain temperature and the whole house stays warm. Each room has an individual unit. It doesn’t seem to make sense to keep them all on when you can’t be in all the rooms at once. We turn the one on in the room we are in but the rest of the house is quite cold. It appears that there is absolutely no insulation in the walls either because once a unit is turned off the temperature drops very quickly. I am so thankful for down filled comforters. Actually some days it feels warmer outside than it is in the apartment. I am glad to be home. I have been fairly tired with jet lag but I clean and get a lot done between 1:00am and 8:00am when I run out of energy. Next trip I may need to try Tylenol PM or something.Our holidays were great!!! I love spending time with my family!!!! The daunting thing about returning to Tokyo is now that I am going to be here for a while I really need to decide what I am going to do with my time. The plight of an expat wife!