Actually the Bolshoi film sounds wonderful. Wish I could have seen that. Interesting combo: basement sludge and Russian ballet. My day today was less stressful (well, I can't imagine a more stressful one) but brought its fair share of golden-era style adventures. It's been raining so hard this afternoon that the alley out back is literally a river. The good news is that I had just finished planting some annuals and didn't need to water them. The bad news is that I actually have a sauce pan in the back room catching the rain. The roofer told me this morning that he will have to tear off the whole roof off the back room (badly built by some 1930s do-it-himselfer) because it's completely rotten. I think this will decimate my savings. I was so upset I made myself a cup of Ovaltine. Definitely helped. Stray Cat, here in St. Louis, an 86 degree day would be balmy!