I will post in glorious detail again soon. In the meantime I’m invoking the “too busy” excuse. In brief:
The vacation was a blast and thoroughly spontaneous despite perhaps being a couple days too long (pictures soon). The back lawn is long enough to mow and is nearly glowing with its greenness. For Sale signs have been purchased for both the house and property and we hope to move by the end of the summer at the latest. And this entire week has been a royal pain as my work-related lifeguard training has me swimming over a quarter mile a day (with no previous lap-swimming experience).