Judie and Joseph have been keeping in touch with Jim - talking him through the procedures for caring for the logs of the house, which is completely new to us; telling who they have their utilities and internet provided by; all those little things that will help us transition to a new area.
Jim got an email from Judie yesterday, and she and Joseph have been hard at work on the house. Mind you, they didn't have to do this, but they sanded and painted the back balcony and the front porch, let us know which neighbors would help us take care of the lawn, have started a list of helpful things for us, are leaving us some supplies to get us started, and giving us pointers for the move up. They've made the cross-country move before, and we're glad they're sharing their experience with us.
They'd make really great neighbors, but unfortunately, they're not staying in the area once the house is sold. We hope the people who sell them their next house are as good to them as they have been to us.
Thanks for your help, Judie and Joseph!