upon opening our tiny silver mailbox, i found...a letter from immigration. i have a work permit! and its correct! and it is "open" and allows me to work anywhere (as long as its not in child care, teaching, or doctoring anyone...no problem). oh joy!
and also, i signed up for a weekly yoga class that is right across the street, literally, from our apartment. and the classes are less than $6 a piece. FANtastic!