Well, it's come down to the wire...I'm almost out of here.
I took Melody to the airport about 2 weeks ago, and have been living in the lodge since then. It's been much slower now, as work is done, most of the running around from place to place getting paperwork signed is complete, I sold my car (so I really have been running around on foot), and I've got just one weekend left before I leave. Frankly, it's kind of depressing. But, just another phase of life.
We're going to miss Japan a lot, but we're confident that Texas will be a great opportunity for us. And, since Texas considers itself as its own country, it will be like we're living overseas even still.