Here is a brief umbrella history (it's been a slow day);
Umbrella #1 was a nice black umbrella I bought in Tokyo. I think it has been the most expensive of the umbrella bunch so far. I left it in someone's car.
Umbrella #2 was a cheap umbrella, but it was cute and pink. The Wakkanai wind blasted it apart the first day I used it.
Umbrella #3 was a clear plastic umbrella. It too, was blown apart in the wind the first time I opened it.
Umbrella #4 was a clear plastic umbrella that looked like everyone else's umbrella and disappeared. It never even made it to Wakkanai. I bought it in Ebetsu, and in Ebetsu I assume it still is.
Umbrella #5 was another clear plastic umbrella (Seicomart special - stronger than #3) that I left somewhere.
Umbrella #6 was another cute pink one that I now can't find. I'm sure it's here somewhere...
And, Umbrella #7 is the clear plastic Seicomart kind. It's the kind I buy when I'm caught in the rain and there is a Seicomart nearby. I hope it has a nice long life in my home.
Hmmm...12 weeks and 7 umbrellas. If I can make this umbrella last to week 14, I will be averaging 1 umbrella every two weeks.
Have I really only been here 12 weeks?