My gosh. What an ordeal it's been the past few days. Exhausted.
Just got back from that most magical of Christmaslands in Japan, Shinagawa.
The place looks horrifying.
I always think it's funny how similar "Shinagawa" sounds to "Shinegawa," which is the difference between the rough translations, "goods/merchandise river" and "die/kill-yourself river." I suppose for some it's one, for others, the other...
Anyway, we managed to get everything in order, just in the St. Nick of time.
So we've at least got some breathing room. Everything's ok, for now. Ho ho hum.