special thanks to Marelle, who bolstered me with cheerful words about how it really might get worse before it gets better (as her children were screaming maniacally in the background, so much that she had to yell the words at the moments they gasped for breath, the little monsters)
I'll send your favorite saying right back to you...
In the words of Jack Nicholson:
"I'm drowning here. And you're describing the water!"