Thanks to everyone who has offered help and kind thoughts during my bathroom debacle. I’m now waiting for a call back from housing inspectors who will hopefully cite the landlady and verify that the apartment is unliveable. I’ve also found a new, much much better place and faxed an application off. I’m really hoping they accept my offer and I can move in by October 1.
On the brighter side of things, at least I didn’t kill an uncooperative goat, only to have the corpse magically transform into that of my brother (for whose murder I was then prosecuted), like this poor sap. This isn’t exactly a new defense for murder in Nigeria, where many people believe evil spirits can possess humans and make them do their bidding. Good thing we don’t have nonsense like that around here, eh?