Oh, and I still have no television or internet access at home. Our provider Numericable, in the proud tradition of French customer service, unilaterally decided to cancel our service appointment last Saturday. The claimed our problems were due to an outage in the neighborhood, which unsurprisingly turned out to be unrelated.
We called and complained, twice, and they are supposedly coming this Saturday. Neither my husband nor I expect the problem to be fixed then, of course, but we'll at least have someone to yell at in person.
So that's why I'm posting infrequently and still haven't responded to tons of email messages. On the bright side, however, I've been getting to bed earlier, so there is a silver lining.