Around 4:30 or so, I found myself feeling very tired, and there was no particular reason to fight that feeling, so I fell asleep listening to the Giants baseball game, waking up as the post-game show was ending, so I missed the Giants eking out a win.
My bedroom is full of luggage, as I've been packing things that I can pack now so I don't forget them, and as I try to decide what I have to taken and what is just "nice to have." Mind you, I think we'll end up repacking again when I get to Mehama, as one of my bags is planned to be joint between Lisa and me.
I've been reading Japan by Rail, the new edition of which turned up last week (just in time!) and contemplating practical matters such as "will there be large-size luggage storage lockers in Hiroshima" (My main piece of luggage is 32 x 20 x 12 inches, too large to fit in the medium lockers.) (The answer appears to be "yes," by the way.) All of the guides warn about the difficulty of carrying luggage aboard Japanese trains. We're hoping that traveling first class and trying to steer clear of peak-hour travel will make for a bit more room for us. We'd use the luggage-delivery services, but it doesn't seem worthwhile to do so if, as it appears, your bag arrives the day after you do. I'd still have to carry my CPAP, toiletries, a day's change of clothing, and my computer with me, and that would be pretty cumbersome by itself. Better, I guess, to take my chances with finding luggage space on the train.