Well, I now have internet in the south bend house. Things are pretty well settled in; the place already feels like a home (probably somewhat due to the fact that I've unpacked just about everything I own into it). After about a week's worth of projects I also officially feel like a homeowner. Fortunately, all of the projects and unpacking have been finished, and all I have to do is hang up a few more posters and I'm done. Feels good.
One of the housemates is already here and almost moved in, the other will be showing up in the middle of next week. Seems like a good crew and like it will be a good place to live; now I'm going to go on a bike ride to explore the neighborhood.