Hmmmph. I see I haven't written since July 3. To be honest, I haven't felt like communicating with the English speaking world lately. As Holly Golightly would say, I have a case of the mean reds.
I don't know what it is, a combination of things, I suppose. My summer shorts are too tight, the kids will be going back to school soon, 3-ply toilet paper is a scam, I've encountered one of the most bizarre families I've ever met and they keep popping up like a Plantar's wart, but more on that later, and I don't know what else. I'm just blah, blah, blah.
I will finish my mini van story. It's positively humiliating, which might be cathartic and cheer me up.