We have power!
Today was full of surprises. After only getting the paperwork done yesterday, the power co. rolled up and gave us electricity and gas. Knowing I could have heat, I called Bethlehem DPW, and they were there within 20 minutes to turn on the water.
Despite an ice-damaged water meter, I am ecstatic. Hopefully the owner will have the meter replaced soon, but in the meantime, I can now work over here at any hour, and painting indoors is no longer weather-dependent.
The floor was started, replacing the poorly installed and worn laminate with something a bit different. I'm sprucing up the woodwork while I'm at it, because I can.
Moving right along...