On the home front, the plumbers demolished and removed the old steam boiler and fittings on Friday. It's about 56° F inside the house this morning, so we sure hope they arrive with the new equipment. We're getting a lesson in basic physics as the weeks with no heat go on. Every night without heat, everything in the house, all the materials including the hundreds-of-tons of granite in the central chimney, all get a little bit colder. Every day, even when the sun is out to take advantage of the great solar gain of many southwest-facing windows, it gets back a little bit less of the lost heat and the place is a little colder. Worse after a day of rain and no sun. Entropy, Man.