Random Thoughts

Settling In

Our guests, Fumika and Haruka, arrived safely after their 9 1/2 hour flight from Tokyo, 2 hours getting through Customs, and a 1 1/2 hour bus ride. The time change and jet lag hasn’t kicked in yet as it’s nearly 11:00pm and they’re still working on their journals. They need to get up at 6:30am […]

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They’re On Their Way!

Later today we’ll be welcoming two young Japanese students into our home for the next 4 weeks. They are with a group of 30 students coming to America as part of a cultural homestay program that gives foreign students an opportunity to visit America and learn about our culture. They will attend classes in the […]

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Another year older today. Not sure if I’m any wiser, but I definitely am not feeling any younger. So far my day has been spent trying to find someone that can match a proper color for indoor paint. Yesterday I went down and had some paint matched up with a sample from the original paint […]

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New Web Site Design

Hello! So what do you think of the new web site layout? I’ve been working on it for about a week now and I’m getting close to being finished with the changes. I have a few small cosmetic issues I need to straighten out, and I need to reformat a lot of older posts, but […]

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Japanese Naval Ships

Three ships from the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, as the Japanese navy is called, docked in San Francisco on Sunday and allowed the public to come on board for tours on Monday. We decided to take a quick trip into San Francisco and see the ships in person. The weather was perfect and we […]

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