I had an adventure today, one of the good kind, not the bad kind. I’m going to write about it and post pictures, but tonight I’m too tired. Instead I’m going to curl up with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows – which Kostia heroically went out to find this morning while I was on my adventure – and try to read it all before I see a spoiler on the internet. I almost heard a spoiler on the radio in the marshrutka this morning, but I plugged my ears just in time.

How much does the book cost where you live? Here it costs the equivalent of US$50 – at the current exchange rate, which hit a new all-time low every day last week, which I can be happy about now because I have hardly any dollar savings anymore and am earning big fat rubles. Who ever thought they’d hear someone say that?