Something ventured, something done. It was a great trip.
Our greatest need now was hot water, soap, and a soft bed. Unfortunately, we arrived back in town to find that half of it -- our half -- was subject to a burst water main and therefore out of water of any kind, hot or otherwise! Water supply was predicted to be restored by midnight, but who knew? Very thankfully, around midnight, a gurgling in the pipes ended our light (and sticky, and dusty) slumbers, and we got a good scrub. (We´re still scrubbing...)