The climax of the story is in sight. I know now what's going to happen, and should get it hammered out today or tomorrow.
I got in this very cool book, one of three I ordered last week: "The Expansion of Everyday Life 1860-1876." Chapters include: A Soldier's Life; Houses, Homesteads and Hovels; Life at Home; Churches, Charities, and Schools; Shopkeepers and Professionals; and my personal favorite, Daily Woes.
And in other news, Je sais où la boite est caché.
I know where the box is hidden. There may be an ending to this story, after all.