Conditions are steadily improving (though we have another hard freeze to make it through tonight). Not only are we well stocked with champagne, sweet potatoes, and then some, but there is a trickle of water coming out of select faucets throughout the house. Some of it is even hot. I was able to enjoy a whore bath. I also was able to paint today. And there’s power back at my house and even a temporary fix for the broken pipe. After tonight’s hard freeze, things will start slowly but surely to return to normal. Does this mean we have to leave John’s house?