This is just a quick hello to let you know that I haven't actually dropped off the face of the planet, despite appearances to the contrary. Thanks to kudorox for giving me a little poke!
Yes, I've now heard from most of my Japanese friends. In fact, one of them is staying with me right now! She's leaving on Friday. I don't want her to go.
I still haven't heard from the couple in Mito, but my guest heard from a mutual friend of ours who heard from one of her friends that they are okay.
Justice chapter 14 is in fact finished, but needs a bit of tweaking. I'll probably get it up this weekend. Another thing that's delaying me is that I'm trying to think of questions for a survey of my readers that I am creating. I was hoping to get it finished and then tack it on to the end of the chapter. Or maybe I should post it separately. I'm fully expecting delays as a result of technical problems with codes, etc.
Today we had an Open House at my place of work. I was the Queen of the Sandwich Brigade (because I am awesome at making great sandwiches and bossing teams of volunteers around). I'm still pissed off that I made myself a nice little care package of leftover sandwiches and samosas after it was all over... and left it there! All that came home with me was a bag of raw vegetables. :(
Finally, I checked my spam today and saw that gmail had helpfully routed an email entitled 'Stud-O-Rama' into my spam box. A reckless part of me is toying with the idea of clicking on it. However, I probably won't. I'm mortally afraid of viruses, so I almost never click on spam. Besides, what if it releases a torrent of stud-type images that take over my computer screen and get me in trouble with my husband? It ain't gonna be horses, that's for sure.