Have a good break!
PS: re babel, I'd thought about offering a letter typing service, just for fun and to cover costs - maybe I should?
Ah! My situation exactly (almost)! I'm off to the Adirondacks for my yearly astronomy event, then to Amsterdam for a conference. Here's wishing you all the best! Btw, the final installment of "A Tale of Two Olivers" is now up. Hope to see you at Herman's in October.