Since retiring, Otousan likes to keep busy around the house “fixing” things. He’s proud of his work and doesn’t hide it – literally. When he heard that we were coming to stay with them in Japan, he got busy and by the time we arrived, wires seemed to be coming out of everywhere, the walls, ceiling, floor… Now whenever we run the toaster oven, every room in the house goes black. Now I don’t dare turn on wall switches for fear they will bring down the whole Osaka power grid.