Monday, August 24, 2009

I Find Myself In Times of Trouble

There's a nice phrase in Japanese that describes life and the way things are going for us right now. It's umaku ikanai. umaku is from umai which means extremely good (I guess that works) and ikanai is the negative of iku which means "to go." So things don't go extremely well, or things don't or aren't going like they should.

Anyway, that's pretty much what's going on with everything right now. We have tickets to leave for Japan on the 29th so we have a couple of weeks to get settle and enjoy before my school starts, but the universe is working against us. We are having problems getting my visa for different reasons, but they all have to do with the school. We also had problems with the storage we rented.

Suffice it to say, both Rie and I are exausted and ready to go. Unfortunately we are forced to continue jumping through hoops like we're part some kind of circus. I guess we are, it's called government and university administration.

So, we're doing our best to keep going.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Start of Something Beautiful

As man and machine begin to melt into one, I join the epoch journey, the thrust into the new age...the blog.

I hate that word and hope I don't have to use it too often. I'm just glad you're here and hope you come back to visit in order to learn about the happenings of my family and to communicate with me.

I'll try and post pictures and things of that nature of Sara and us. I'll also try and write about what kind of things my family and I are doing for those of you who are crazy enough to care.

Anyway, soon we will be in Japan if all goes well, and that is hopefully when this b!@g will really take off.

For the time being...Keep Hope Alive. Peace!