OK, so I didn't stop by the house this week. Whatever.
We did have an adventure last night when the Mr. discovered the boiler disabled by ice in the heating pipes. What the heck? Guess leaving the thermostat at 40 degrees wasn't sufficient to keep the few pipes in the attic from succumbing to the frigid temps.
No worries. The Mr,'s handy salamander was able to heat the place up to green house temperatures, melting the ice in the pipes and enabling him to turn the boiler back on. Phew.
I did find this spare part on his side table. Can't imagine what that came from.
P.S. For those of you keeping score, the plaster is done, the garage door has been repaired, and prep work for painting has begun.