Here's a fine Newsweek article about the Brazilian economy by people who are far more informed than I am:
In other news, after weeks of disappointments and shady property management companies, our search for a new apartment is finally looking up. (Renting an apartment here is about as difficult as buying a house in the US. Seriously. Among other surprising requirements, you have to already own at least one (usually 2) properties to sign the lease. It's no wonder so many people live with their parents until they get married.) We'll know tomorrow which place we'll be moving to.
To Nanny, remember awhile back, like when I first got here, when I took a picture of a building that I really liked from the outside, with its nice 1970s-style balconies? Well, we might be living there...either there, or a big pink building akin to The Big Pink Building in which Elena lived and we shared so many fond memories. :o)
Until tomorrow! Or maybe Tuesday, because I have to teach for 8 hours tomorrow. ;oP Mondays aren't my favorite.