Sounds morbid, eh? Well, my chances of getting depressed just went up a good 40%*. Tonight my host mother told us that we are not to turn on the lights anymore. She has provided desk lamps. Apparently the cost of electricity in the area has just risen. What this means for me is that unless I spend all the daytime hours outside, my moods are going to darken quickly. I don't mean to sound inconsiderate of her money-saving efforts, but I'm worried about it. Moral of the story: light in eyes = sound mental health.
*this percentage is not based on any statistics