Cox Internet (and cable) should be dropped into my lap this coming Wednesday. Apparently we have a filter on our cable line, thus impeding the stream of tiny Internet particles. (I found this out only after making my poor father stay up until 2:00 in the morning with the online tech support, reading me her responses over the phone.) Anyhow, the problem should be resolved in about 48 hours. Knock on wood.
I should hear about the La Mancha deposit tomorrow. The woman in the office warned me that she'll most likely have to take a fee out, since an apartment was held open for me, but even so, it won't be the whole deposit, which makes me happy.
Classes are still going about the same as they were at my last update. Wolof is cool (Na nga def? Naka nga tudd?), Latin is moving slowly (festina lente!) but is nicely systematic, Spanish and weight training are really good, and French is Incredibly. Effing. Slow. I'm realizing that my biggest problem with the teacher is really that she's so determined to do everything 'in order' and 'by the book' that she doesn't take advantage of the 'natural' learning opportunities that surface via students' questions. She just gives a yes or no answer and then says something like, "but we're not there yet" or "but that's still a few chapters away." Sigh.
Swimming, on the other hand, is going well. I'm definitely not going to meet my 22k yardage goal this week because we're off school today for MLK day, the O-Dome is closed Wednesday, and the team is going to Ohio this weekend, so we're going to miss Friday and possibly Thursday night too. That means, um, one day of swimming. Oh well. I can run on the other days - I need to start training for the River Run anyway.
I'm going to a 'Dutch luncheon' this afternoon at Chipotle Grill, with all (or many) of the UF Dutch speakers, so we'll see how that goes.
If you don't hear from me on Wednesday night or Thursday, don't count on an update until next Monday. Ohio's a long way to drive.