Show 201 Monday 20 November

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The Road to Hokkaido Tour 2006
Day 20: Kutchan

Today is my 28th birthday. I celebrated by painting the studio and cleaning the toilet.

I suppose I could have taken the day off and chilled out – but this place is still too dirty to chill out in. I like relaxing in a clean house.
I wouldn’t exactly call myself a clean freak … but I definitely like the layer of dirt in my house to be less than a centre meter thick.

We did the second coat of paint today. Luckily there was just enough paint. It’s not perfect and if a professional looked at it they might not be impressed … but I think it looks pretty good … and it’s definitely a big improvement.

Now the walls look good – but as for the floor … mmm … this lino is full of holes and really needs replacing. But that would cost a lot so I thought I’d just scrub it and see how it looks.

It looks OK scrubbed. Sweet. No-one looks at the floor anyway and at least we don’t have to worry about damaging the lino. We can drag the furniture about as much as we want.

I was pretty exhausted after a day of scrubbing and painting. Mmm nice clean floor.

We don’t have any friends in Niseko yet and it would be a bit sad to have a party with just two people, so we’re going to go on a bit of a bar crawl tonight and check out Kutchan. I don’t know how happening this town is going to be on a Monday night … but I’m sure it will be fun.

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