Today I'm experimenting with blogging from my iphone because this will be my main form of communication when I am up there. Just wish the battery would last a smidgen longer. Anyway, back on task. I hit up the ANA cargo desk for the 75kilos/165lbs of donations I have received. The very kind and helpful staff helped me pack stuff up in the most economical way possible.THANK YOU ladies! They didn't want to be photographed in uniform so they took my photo as we were heading into the building. A very artsy diagonal shot if I may say so myself :-) Two boxes, one suitcase and a weighing scales later we we were ready to start into the paperwork. No dotting the i's or crossing the t's here, it is all in the stroke order. when my Kanji-fied address and my Katakana-ed name were all in the right place we moved on to the financial side of the transaction. Like I said before, any donations received are SOLELY for the animals. To my mind transportation costs of donated goods does not fall into that category. I dug deep and let's just say the first shipment will be waiting for me in Tokyo bright and early tomorrow morning with the first leg of the journey complete.
Thank you to everyone who has made this happen in such a short time frame. I have my last pick up of donations this evening at 8pm on Okinawa.Then I am Tokyo bound bright and early tomorrow morning where I have a rendez-vous with a truck driver who has a lot of empty space he is hoping I fill.Oh go on then, smirk just a little;-) you know you want to!