Well, we finally made it! And found out that a lightning strike close to the house turned off the electricuty to the freezer. Horrible, but now cleaned up and the smell is almost gone. All three phones were fried, too, and we went into town yesterday and got some new ones. Except for the satellite TV repairman, all problem now fixed. Oops, also except for the rotted through board on the back porch. The weather is classic autumn, rain, clouds, touches of color beginning to change and gorgeous blue skies.