A busy day. I woke up early (5:45) and studied Japanese before heading off to work. I came home for lunch and had a good time with Eriko. Work was really busy but I managed to squeeze out for my regular lesson with Hideki, which was good. My conversation is still not great, but is getting better. After work, Zack came over to help me test for current from the distributor. He cranked while I held a wrench and looked for spark. Well, my procedure was slightly flawed as I never saw the spark – but I felt it! We spent the next few hours gabbing while Eriko crocheted. After Zack left, Eriko and I watched ‘The Office’ on his recommendation. It was funny for me but difficult for Eriko to understand. Sleep came quickly.