Yes, it's even worse in the U.K. But the euro is getting there--about 140 today. When we first settled in Italy it was 85 cents and I keep planning (but I'm a great procrastinator) to bring the money we had in the states over so we could buy there. But then the euro keep going up and we kept waiting for it to go down, so here we are back in the states and unless I write a blockbuster, here to stay. Nice meeting you.
Love reading your stuff, too! You've also got me looking for Ruth Rendell and Megan Abbott books now... like I'll have loads of time to read with B'con right around the corner and the program sitting unfinished on my computer!