David's last week in Tokyo, and May already!

David is finally with me in North Carolina and it is wonderful to have him home-home.  He snapped this photo from our nearly empty apartment on his last day "camping out" there.  I admit it makes me wistful! 

Sayonara to this apartment which will always hold memories of almost two years of Covid times.   Before those quiet two years, a wonderful year filled with many visits from family and friends. 

Neighbors took almost all our furniture and leftover household goods, which was a big help to David because rehoming things and discarding things is a challenge in Japan.  

Then the movers made quick and quiet work of packing up our things.  We are bringing back the TV, David's favorite chair, and lots of dishes and books that we accumulated over three years.  Plus, all my sewing stuff of course and probably a lifetime supply of indigo.   

We have four large boxes coming by air, to arrive in a few weeks.  And 50+ more boxes (what?!) will be shipped by sea, to arrive who knows when, could be months?  

David's last Saturday in Japan was spent fly fishing with a friend and his young son, near Mt. Fuji. 

Colorful carp streamers in the park, to anticipate Children's Day on May 5th: 

He had a great last week but he was ready to leave.  His job is shifting somewhat as he transitions back to the American arm of his company.  What a blessing that he can work from home.  This is what allows us to live near family.   He is all set up in his home office on the first floor of our rental, and I'm in nine-patch mode upstairs in the sewing room on the third floor.  We meet in the middle (second floor kitchen and living room) for meals, lol.   

I finished Baby A's top yesterday: 

Working on Baby B's top.  I like assembling a quilt in chunks, not rows.   (Baby A and Baby B refer to Kaela's twins, due in August;).  

Having David home means we are sort of back to our routine of watching some TV after dinner.  We are really enjoying the show Julia on HBOMax.  Delightful, highly recommend it.   Also my favorite show, This is Us, which is in its final season.  

TV time in the evening means I'm back to appliqué.  Slowly making progress on this free BOM from Sentimental Stitches.  The quilt is called Poppy's Polka Dot Garden .  I had kept up with it in Japan but with the move, I fell way behind.  

Today I need to pack for our trip to Colorado and Utah.  A quick trip to see family including my step mother, David's folks, and our son Tommy!  Much as I dread travel, it will be wonderful to see folks we haven't seen in so long. 



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David's last week in Tokyo, and May already!