Training at work has been continuing on apace. We had a day-long field trip to the Plant Inspection Station where we send all our unidentified plants and pests for their experts to identify. We'll be going back there later for another two days of training. We had a lecture from SITC, our sister organization responsible for finding illegal agricultural imports that have gotten past customs and out into the market and recalling everything for proper destruction. Those of us who scored above 95% at the academy in Maryland were invited downtown to the customs house to be congratulated in person by the port director.
Outside of work, I had a chance to visit briefly with an uncle who had come to town for a conference. I've also been sticking with my tae kwon do lessons, and I believe I may be starting to get in slightly better shape. I attempted to go watch a movie at the nearest theater last weekend, but the ticket price was over $10, yeouch. Not as high as Japanese ticket prices, which are truly insane, but not something I'd be willing to spend on a movie unless I know in advance that I'm going to like it.
I've discovered that somewhere in all my moving about, I've lost my entire address file. If anyone wants me to have their snail address, for newsletter purposes (if I ever get around to writing one) or whatever, drop me an email and let me know.