Reading more of Karei Naru Ichizoku. Am around 60% through first vol. Could go faster though. Need to go through a cull of Japanese-language books, also, but then I would need to read them as well. The problem is that it’s difficult to replace them w/ ebooks.
Tried using Skype Group Chat. Hmm. In some ways I like this better than IRC because it gives you messages that occurred when you were logged out. Also, unlike Google Chat, the support for group chat is much more robust and doesn’t rely on a browser. (in case anyone wants to know my Skype name, just send an Ask/reply to this post and I will send it to you?)