Got home from morning prayer this morning (my day off, which I have dedicated to Greek - hopefully getting my assignment translation completed), to find a parcel up against the back door.
I crossed my fingers that it was from Amazon...
...and it was...
...and it was heavy...
...and being a martyr I made myself put on a load of washing before I let myself open it...
My Danker "Greek-English Lexicon" (BDAG) and Wallace "Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics" have arrived!!!
They weren't supposed to get here until the 9th September!
I might have done a little jig around the house clutching my new books and chanting a little nonsense song that might have included the words, "mine, mine, my books, all mine" at regular intervals. But I'd never admit to it.
And no-one in my life here understands my excitement, and my Beloved (who would probably laugh at me anyway) has his mobile switched off.
I'm just hoping that spending the equivalent of 3 months gym membership results in me using these books more frequently and for longer than gym membership inspires me to exercise!
P.S. They have a beautiful new book smell.
After writing the above, the joke got even better. I became vaguely aware of dog-like noises on the front verandah.
There shouldn't BE dog-like noises on the front verandah, because the LBD is restricted to the back yard, the back verandah, and now the garage.
I got up to see what was going on, and sure enough, the LBD was waiting for me to let him back in.
Obviously in my delight at finding a parcel against the back door, I had gone back inside, closed the garage door, and entirely forgotten to check that the LBD hadn't followed me outside.