…and I’m still waiting for that "real" shower!
After two days of trying everything she could think of to unclog the tub drain (I kept reminding her that she was a PhD in biology not plumbing!), Dr. Darling finally gave in and made the dreaded call to our landlord’s home…and much to her relief she actually got to talk to him rather than his smug and evil common-law wife. So with any luck, my next shower will not involve having to the bail the water out of the tub afterwards.
In the meantime, I’m still recovering from the "shock and awe" that resulted from the amount of money I shelled out last weekend to ship three small packages to family members in the U.S. It’s always been pricey to send any kind of mail here in Sweden, but apparently the rates went up at the beginning of 2005 from "painfully high" to "obscenely high". (Even the postal clerk expressed sympathy for me.)
I’ve since received a care-package from an aunt in Ohio that included two boxs of Girl Scout cookies (Thin Mints, of course!) so I will naturally have to send her something in kind. Gawd…I shudder to think how much Easter is going to cost me!