The house next door that has been vacant and for sale the last couple of months has been sold, so unless something happens (escrow failure, major fire, economic collapse, communist coup, plague) someone should be moving in fairly soon. I'll miss having the quietly vacant house, but probably not as much as the feral cats will. They've enjoyed the expanded territory, and will be distressed to lose it, especially if another dog moves in. Or worse, an outdoor cat. They don't need any more kitty friends. There's enough conflict with the ones they've already got.
It seems like it's been a long day. I woke up too early, and had no nap. I'm going to go see if I can sit down in front of the television without doing any damage. Fortunately the couch is sufficiently larger than a chair that I'm unlikely to miss it. Wish me luck anyway.