So let's get the basic details out of the way:
- Stacy announced that her chronic injury -- her shoulder and elbow -- were hurting so much, the treatment for which was long, drawn out and complicated. She also announced that the only viable way to get a reasonable chance of healing was to leave Switzerland early, and return to the United States. She left me alone on the 16th of April 2009. I wasn't entirely alone; I still lived with the two rabbits for most of the remainder of my stay. I could have returned to the States earlier, but was planning on a vacation in Saanen; and really counting on it!
- All of the furniture got moved out of our house in Rüfenacht the day after Stacy flew out of Zürich. I was left with a skeleton crew of basic food supplies, Joey's bed, my camping supplies, my computer desk, my computer, and all of my clothes. The furniture that was moved out was a part of the sea shipment that took 12 weeks or more to return to the US.
- The only bedsheets that fit Joey's bed were zoo animals and toy cars. It was kind of humiliating, but since there was no furniture in the house, I couldn't really host any guests anyway. (Would you like to sit on the floor?)