What a day.
First I made a date with the heating company (to whom I had already paid so much last week) for someone to come out and deal with one zone that was getting NO HEAT. (I'm running low on firewood now.)
He came and discovered that the thermostat in that zone had died, and replaced it; all's well now.
Then I found out he had done a lot of environmental studies and work, and had built a sound recording studio in their house in the mountains.
I'd just begun to recover my rhythm after the concentrated effort to prepare for Pesach, for the seders, when I got another surprise:
quite a while ago word was sent out asking for folks to host out-of-town presenters at the annual week-long Conference on World Affairs. I have an extra guest room, so I volunteered, then never heard another word. Last night, an email came with an invitation to a dinner and jazz concert for hosts and their conference guests; so I inquired whether anyone was actually staying with me.
It turns out the answer is yes! They have placed a guest from Austin here.
So six days from now, life will get interesting in an entirely different way.
Pesach will almost be over, so at least she will only have to suffer with matzoh for one day. And I've been told there are actually some people who like it...
What a day.