As you can see, I have help. >:}
In other news, J arrives today! HOORAY. His flight left on schedule from Cairo, and now to see if the Paris-Toulouse flight does the same. In any case, we'll all be together again tonight. Except, much to Sprout's sadness, N'djema (our cat), who stayed behind in Egypt to keep the apartment safe. One of J's colleagues is actually house/pet sitting for us, so that is a relief to know she'll have fairly constant company.