Quick update: after 4 months, I'm making progress in the house.
• The lathe is being set up in the garage.
• By the end of the year, I might actually be able to park my car in the garage, too.
• I actually talked to helpful customer service reps from AT&T. I will soon have DSL here and not in Michigan.
Sorry I have been absent from LJ; I'm more often on Facebook.
Rest Ye Merry in the New Year!