Discovered that the apartment building external washing staff had ... assisted ... the Temple with our aloe vera plants. I picked up the severed stalks and brought them inside and washed them; my face is feeling smooth and well-loved now.
Am avoiding the male half of the household, as their pattern of interaction includes yelling at each other. Have decided that this is "normal" for them, and am avoiding them whenever possible. This involves a lot of my door being shut, firmly.