In the news from the home front this week for me: what started as a blockage in a downstairs toilet, turned out to have been caused by a serious blockage in the sewer line going from my house to the street (it was plugged up with several feet of a fine network of plant roots).
In the news for the USA this week : 1. Obamacare enrollment for its inaugural year ended Monday. The new law is a success: 7.1 million people signed up, exceeding the target despite the glitches in the healthcare.gov website all October of last year. 2. An Iraq vet being treated for mental health issues killed thee people on the Ft Hood base in Texas before killing himself. 3. The March jobs number is 192k, falling short of the 200k expected. Unemployment unchanged at 6.7%. 4. Will the searchers ever find that lost Malaysian Airlines jet?