At least we have very good reasons for not posting on our blog.
First off there was the whole allergy season thing, which caused about 6 weeks of non-stop sneezing, massive tissue consumption, and the generation of approx. 6 liters of gross bodily fluids. Jeff has crossed the finish line into 95% allergy-free living, while Kate is still suffering a bit more.
Then there's the whole work situation. Jeff has spent the last two months putting together his first ever DFG (which equals Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft, which equals money) grant, to try and obtain a job in Berlin for the next three years. And Kate has been working very hard poking mouse neurons with glass needles, staring into microscopes, and proof-reading Jeff's grant.
But just to show that it's not all snot and stress, here's a photo from Jeff and Gary's recent bike-trip through the Sachsen countryside. Talk about poo-gefahr.
Oh, and Italy got bounced out of the Eurocup tournament, which should make everyone happy.
We're leaving next week for holidays in the States, and if we aren't too busy stuffing ourselves with tacos and beer we'll post up fun vacation pictures.