We got home & opened the faucets: no water.
So, we left all the faucets in the house open and went out to dinner with a gift card.
We got home, and the faucets were running! Hooray!
Then we got all the way back to the master bathroom and discovered, not only can pipes be frozen- drains can too!
And which drain was it that was frozen? Of course it was the highest-volume faucet in the house, the bathtub. So, we had a bathtub full to the brim with water, a bathroom floor covered in water, and the master bedroom carpet starting to get wet. It was good we got home when we did.
Luckily (?), Josh impulse-bought a wet/dry vac on Black Friday, so it got good use last night, trying to get the water out of the carpet. The wet/dry vac dried up 90% of the water, and we left a fan blowing on the carpet all night to dry the rest.
All was well this morning. Crisis averted.
Adventures never cease.