March 19

We hung around the house until 11, then wandered through Kodaira Raien to the family lunch at a restaurant in Kodaira. We ate, talked, made speeches, exchanged gifts and posed for the obligatory picture at the end (not on one of our cameras, so no copy here).

Nancy’s boyfriend Bobby arrived around 4:30. We had dinner, out the girls to bed and went to the izakaya downstairs. It was a great little place. Good snack food and reasonably cheap beer. It is run, as the sign outside proclaimed, by two aunties. We had a great time, then stumbled down the street to Kumegawa bowl around 10:30 for a few rounds in the batting cage. Pretty hilarious.

We made it back to the apartment and watched The X-Files until 1am or so. Good times indeed.