So far today has begun well. Wash is almost awake- he keeps rolling back under the covers so at some point he will come out.
The kitties slept with us last night and continue to be fur covered fun balls.
My (step) dad heard from my mum again around 1am our time; she has met with our friends in Tokyo and is staying with them for a while. Apparently she got to go stand in a bread line for the first time yesterday! In a few days when the roads are cleared my bro will head out and go pick her up. He and his family (South of Tokyo) are doing fine/ok.
Today is a good day to think on memories, make new ones, and just be.