Hooray! We have internet access at home. This is s-l-o-w dialup, but it will do.
We bought piles of delicious fruit today. Fresh apricots are still available, along with a huge variety of other fruits an vegetables. I managed to find some cracked wheat(!) and there is plenty of rice to be had. We've found places that sell good milk, cheese, and meat. My picky older son has found some things he'll eat, and there is a tandoor bakery a few steps from our house. I feel like we're getting a handle on eating here.
I also had someone clean the apartment today. Quite an odd experience to come home to a clean bathroom, fresh sheets, and mopped floors. I could get used to this. :) The girl who cleaned is a student at a university and the sister of our very helpful apartment manager. Sure, I could clean myself- I've been cleaning all my life. But the little bit we pay to have the apartment cleaned goes a lot way to providing someone with a good education.
When I was in the Middle East, I was a lot pickier about trying to save money and not paying for things that I could do myself, even when it only was a few cents people were asking for. I've realized that I was being unreasonable then, and, while I'm not going to hire a driver, a cook, and a full-time housekeeper, I have been better about compensating people for their services since there is no comparison between my financial status and that of most of the people in this country.