Hola, chitlin's. I am writing to you from the public library in Montgomery City, Missouri. Time is limited, so it's "just the facts, ma'am."
The closing las Friday went smooth as buttah, in spite of the 18" of snow everywhere except the roads. (I mustl say that this state did a swell job clearing the roadways.) We had brought some bare essentials and moved them into the house on Saturday, after shoving a path. Hired a local with a bobcat front loader to clear the driveway. There are piles of snow 6 feet high in places. I will have pictures.
The gas wasn't on, but the electric was, so we bought a couple of space heaters, taped sheets over the doorways, and camped out in the dining room until Monday morning. Sweetie undercovered the water meter and turned that on first thing after shoveling. Yesterday, I went to City Hall and got the water/sewer/gas/trash service lined up, and some nice men came and turned on the gas and lit the furnace. I just now ordered phone and internet service.
We'll make a trip back to Indiana to pick up a few more things, like, chairs and the computer, and then hang out here until better weather. We have Princess, and will bring back the cats, too.
I am taking all of the stress as well as can be expected. I mean, it has all been pretty easy and I am not a high maintenance person. It is a bit lonely, though, without the internet as my constant companion.