Weekly Column Kanda This and That 333
Thank you for coming back.
I am deeply sorry about the damage and influence by the typhoon at the beginning of this week. I would imagine that for some people it was such a devastating experience. Every time I saw on TV many people waiting for trains to start running at stations, I truly realized Japanese people’s diligence and inflexibility. How hard it is to be Japanese.
Having said that, however, I was also one of the affected ones, whose commuting time is only 26 seconds (the 4th floor to the 1st basement floor). I was awake around 4:00 am due to the sound of hard rain and wind. When I got out of my futon, I felt a cold drop of water on my head! Is it my sweat or rain? When I turned on the light, I was surprised to see water leaking to the 4th floor! I rushed to the top (5th) floor to check, and there was no problem. So, it means that some water came into the house because the balcony was flooded. Anyways, I placed a pot to catch the water on the floor and went down to the 1st basement floor, then there was another surprise, a leak from the top corner. I guessed that water on the road came in through some cracks of the building. Well, I have to work with diligence and fix my inflexible house.
*The information herein is as of September 2019.