Part of the difficulty of a trip is what awaits you upon return. There was condensation dripping from all the cold water pipes in the basement, and the hot water heater was making bad noises. After a while, I concluded that the dripping hot water was what was condensing on the pipes. So no problem with them. That still leaves a heater problem, however.
There is a piece of rebar sticking up out of the ground where the new septic went in. That can't be right. The new grass is growing unevenly.
Still, the house is still standing. The dog is still alive. We have arrived home safely and argued minimally - far less than when we were traveling with children. There was enough food in the house for supper, so tonight's shopping is minimal.
I took notes of what I might like to write about, but I will be working the next two weeks, so I may not have quite the time I would like. We'll see. I'll certainly get something down on a page.