About twelve hours until we set out for our departure to Edmonton and then August 3rd it's off to Japan. We're almost all packed up, Naoko and I have a few hours to relax - too bad there's no red wine in the home to sit back and sip. Thinking I should save my liver for Japan anyways, will be tough to get back in the swing of alcoholism again; not as young as I used to be.
Strange to think I will not have to be writing any contact notes for a whole year... No paperwork, no responsibilities... well relatively no responsibilities. To my co-workers out there, shall miss you and thanks for a fun send off on Thursday night - absence makes the heart grow fonder, I am sure after being a human tape recorder for a year I will be harping to return back to work.
Taiga, your Mom and Dad are excited to see you again. To Whitehorse and friends, see you in 13 months. If anyone is going to be in the Japan area, make sure you let me know as I am sure there's always a piece of tatami we can spare and make a bed up for anyone who comes visit!