先日の私の労働「苺のパイ」 One of my piece of "work" the other day - Strawberry pie.
Tae chan wakes up every morning around 5 or 6 o' clock and cooks BENTO (lunch box) for Zen kun and Marie chan which they bring to their school. As their elementary school located far from KAIYU so that Zen kun walks for one hour everyday.
Yu chan, he starts his work from 8am, washing ONSEN hot spring facility, then chopping the wood and putting those into the ONSEN oven to boil the ONSEN water to the right temperature.
Hanako grand ma also starts her day cleaning up dining space, and dish wash is one of her main work so she cleans up everything whenever she finds dirty dishes.
Tae chan, after lunch box cooking, she uses vacuume-cleaner here and there, then drives out to shop foods and daily materials, then as soon as she returns she starts preparing our lunch.
I myself, doesn't work much. Carrying Sana chan on my front or back, wondering around dining space, sometimes I bake some sweets for visitors (but mainly for ourselves to enjoy refresh time.). Since I still endure 3 times breast feeding to Sana at night-morning time, I don't wake up early. Updating this blog is also my small work in order to make people want to visit this special place.
When noon comes, everybody start gathering at dining space, preparing chopsticks, cups of tea, putting rice in a rice bowl, then start eating Tae chan's delicious lunch all together, with talking and laughing. After lunch, Mitsu chan drips coffee, and we pick biscuits or some small sweets and relax for a while.
Mitsu chan does not only the KAIYU's owner job, but also everything. He chops woods for ONSEN, bakes pan-cakes for visitor's breakfast, fixing furniture and renovating old rooms using abandoned materials.
The other night, Yu chan explained Mitsu chan as a person who does " heal and restore" everyday, I really like that expression. Actually that's really true. Everyday, Mitsu chan heal the people who visit KAIYU with great hot water and nice meals, and fixing the "dead" refuses and gave another life to them. Everyone at KAIYU find whatever each of us can do, and make this place comfortable, tries to make here better place. That's how they spend their life everyday.
How they work, spend their time is equal to their life, which is so different from what I've known as "work" where time can easily converted into money.
Mitsu chan told me that there's two contacts who want to stay here long period. (maybe they check my blog?!) They may also want to do "work & stay" at here like us. Not sure if they'll come or not, but hope they can understand how they work and live here.