From one of my Ham friends on the Iowa....
In particular, there's a very good section on common EMP myths vs the actual facts.
Futurescience EMP Website
Things are grinding along towards the close of escrow. Our end of it is 100% completed, and the appraisal, which was scheduled for October 25th, actually happened on the 21st.
The lender is waiting for the written report to be submitted and approved, but I don't know how soon after that the process will be completed.
And we've been furniture shopping at the various places around here. The sofa and love seat we brought with us will go down in the family room, which means we'll need new stuff for the living room, along with a dining room table and chairs, and a set of stuff for the grandkid's room.
We stooped in to an "Amish Furniture Showroom", and were amazed at the quality of the furniture.
Beautiful wood and finishes, and top shelf craftsmanship.
And prices to match!
A very nice dining room table, with two leaves and six chairs was.....wait for it...Eleven thousand dollars.
That's damn near our whole budget for the entire house.
Sure was pretty, though, and looks like it would last 100 years.....