I sold the house.
On another front I can happily report myself as being sated on soup. The onions were caramelized to a fare-thee-well. The Gruyere was copiously grated. The diners were duly sated. And 4 separate baggies are nestled in an onion soup lay-away plan on a shelf in the freezer.
Life is good.
And in other news to top if off, only 14 more days to go.