So, “back in town” is just a figure of speech. I haven’t posted in a while and am trying to get back into the swing of things. Since we last spoke, quite a lot has happened. Melissa’s mom has, in fact, been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She has already undergone one round of treatment out of a possible three. For now, that is the plan.
Regarding the house renovation… best we can tell, only painting, wood floors and general clean up remain. Working on the painting now. More later.