More pictures and news will follow soon. In the meantime, I'm tackling my calendar of deadlines and putting the sewing machine and ironing board into use. Those are the exciting tasks. The ones I'm agonizing over are setting up internet and phone services. My rotary phone is sitting unused without a connection, and I'm leeching off a weak, unreliable, unsecured internet source. But I want to see my first electricity bill before I commit to two more utility bills. It's so important to me to live within my means and I really waffle and scrutinize when making these kinds of decisions, trying to make sure that I really choose the smartest, most economical option. The decision making is especially hard when customer service representatives have all these pre-programmed, indecipherable responses instead of being able to answer your questions flatly, and it seems they never can tell you how much something is going to actually cost after all the applicable taxes and fees. But that is the end of my rant. Now I'm going to make my first eggplant parmesan of this summer!