Sunday, March 16, 2008

Spring is in the air....
It feels like spring is getting closer and closer now. I guess this week it officially starts. The weather in Nagoya has been very nice lately and I have not needed all my heaters on in the house so much. Its been kind of a crazy couple of weeks for me. I got a phone call from my sister telling me one of my good friends died suddenly of at heart attack. I was shocked of coarse. He is my age. He is divorced and leaves behind 3 wonderful boys. So it was really shocking for me. I wanted to go back and support the family but its impossible with my schedule. So I kept in contact by phone and email. He funeral was last week. I was told it was very good and his oldest son who is 13 sang "Danny Boy" which I am sure he did great. He dad was an excellent singer and actually sang at my wedding when I was married. So music is in the family.
So that was some bad news. Another dear friend who is fighting cancer seems to be handing in there. Basically the doctors told her there is nothing they can do for her. So is doing some very aggressive treatments right now that makes her very sick. But she is hanging in there and I hope to get back and see her soon. I fear I may not make it on time. The whole situation is just sad though. Knowing the most likely outcome of the cancer is something that is just difficult to accept for anyone.
So with all that news lately its nice to just walk outside during spring when the weather is warmer and the sky seems brighter. Its refreshing.
Other than that nothing new. Just busy working and really wanting a break. Golden week can`t come soon enough. So I just need to hang in there until then.

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