Yes, she's back. She just wanted to explore the new neighborhood.
As for the new house, it's coming together. We have cable and Internet access once again, I have an office, and life is returning to normal, or what passes for normal at the Terrenoire house.
We still have more books than room, but that's a lifelong affliction. I'll have more boxes to send off to Iraq, and I'll post that address later, as promised.
Right now, I have to go to work so I can get some rest.