reply to ImpldConsent
Re: What to leave on - empty house i was going to say leave fridge and freezer doors open but have been beaten to it. In addition to leaving them open put a box of baking soda on each side (fridge and freezer compartments). The fridge is something you can cut by the breaker if on its own circuit so you wont have to pull it out to unplug it. Maybe leave a box of baking soda in dish washer too. All important if your wife is to be back before you show her where and how to turn everything back on. Maybe write down a check list of everything you did that needs to be turned back on. If leaving land line service on forward all calls to a cell phone such as one your wife will have with her. leave an emergency contact number to your wife or something in case a storm hits and damage like the roof or something needs emergency repair. Set electric bill up on automatic payments with a credit card or something. Same with any other bills that must be maintained.