Anne , thank you so much for the feedback. Actually, we began making so many trips to NM to visit newly found relatives, that Gretchen suggested that we buy land, which after a long search we did, then came the house with some design to use it as a retirement home. However, due to my cancer (now nonexistent), our daughters beginning to have children (8), and Gretchen's second thoughts about being so isolated, we decided to use it for a vacation home, with the same hopes of providing a respite for others as well as for ourselves.
Your suggestions are very valuable. I will pass the information on to our housekeeper and Jan, our neighbor, for those things they can keep an eye on. When I was there in April, the temps were a bit on the cool side, so I turned on the pilot and the stove, but then forgot to turn them off, so thank you for doing so. I apologize for that extra heat that you didn't need! I'll take care of the phone battery and the Wifi password - again, I'm sorry for those inconveniences. You went above and beyond on the hummingbird feeder, but thank you. You are wonderful guests, very considerate, and we hope you will consider us again. Sincerely, Carl and Gretchen