Good news, everyone! It seems that my roommate-to-be, a Mr. Martin Simonsen of the United States of America, will not be attending the University of Guelph after all. This leaves me uncontested in the possession of a 30m2 room. Needless to say, this is a source of great satisfaction, for conflict would have been inevitable in light of my insomniac sleeping patterns. In any case, the idea of sharing a room with a stranger caused me considerable discomfort.

All is well hitherto, although I must confess that I am exhausted by the accursed beurocracy here -- everything has to go through advisors, managers, cousellors and clerks. Even the most trivial issues require a form signed in triplicate and explicitly approved by some beurocrat.