Sorry I haven't been on in a while. A friend has a place at the beach for three weeks and we couldn't hurt her feelings by turning down a FREE visit. I'm afraid it is not all over. As I said, there is still a LOT to do. We are pretty basic right now. The kitchen consists of a toaster oven, microwave(borrowed) and a hot plate (only one setting). I actually am having to wash the dishes in the bathroom sink. The garden is not going as well as hoped, but what can I do? I've got to till, but we can't afford to rent a tiller and our friend who has one is hard to get ahold of. He works a LOT. And they are odd hours. We have maybe a third of the area tilled that needs it, but the menfolk didn't till where the plants need to go in immediately. I'm afraid I will have to change my garden plan. It probably won't matter anyway since I wasn't able to start most of the plants I wanted. Oh, well. As Robbie Burns put it, " the best laid plans . . ." Thanks to everyone for the friendship and the support. I will keep you guys updated as we actually get some work done around here.