Damaged house in Bareges, southwestern France, two days after unseasonal storms caused havoc across huge swaths of the country. France said today it would declare a state of natural disaster in the southwest of the country after floods claimed three lives and devastated Lourdes. Photograph: Laurent Dard/AFP/Getty Images
It’s been a week in which I’ve felt like I’ve been under a lot of pressure from multiple directions, and for multiple reasons; I woke up today with a sense of Thank God it’s finally Friday after all. I feel like I know where this house is coming from, in other words.