We made it back home. Three days of driving, lots and lots of iPod listening, and more road food than is good for us.
The house was in better and worse shape than I feared. Better: no destroyed kitchen (the renters had two German Shepherds), no strong smell of dog, nothing obviously broken. Worse: The tenant didn’t actually clean out the kitchen (fridge full of food) or bathroom before she left.
Yes, I know I will just take it out of her deposit, no problem. But it means I have cleaning to do before unpacking.
I’ll be back here in a few days (I hope).