High time I stirred up the dust over here!
The rest of my Virginia trip was great--got home late Saturday afternoon. No way that I can be succinct about all the good things, except--I LOVE CHINCOTEAGUE!!! It is definitely finding a permanent spot in my three-favorite-towns list. Got to go there three times during the trip, and watching the sunrise from Assateague Beach was priceless.
A delicious shock to go from Virgina sun and warmth to back-home Minnesota at 55 F/13 C and then nearly freezing temps last night. Hurrah for the coming of autumn! (Shado, however, is far from thrilled.)
Some good stuff in my absence: the long-awaited patio door insert that I bought nearly a month ago finally got delivered. Got the curtain rod I'd ordered too, so I finally have curtains in the living room properly set up, and hopefully won't be having to keep building towers of boxes and cardboard to try to block the light out at night.
FINALLY found my missing futon bolts! And good timing too, as it's now too cold to sleep comfortably on my air mattress. Starting to feel like I'm really moving in, now that my futon is assembled at last. =)