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Home Sweet Wheaton…

We put in an offer on a house! And, after some intense negotiations led by our realtor, an agreement was reached.

It’s a little Brady Bunch but we have Big Plans for it!

We’re pretty excited and terrified. Sadly, it means we’re leaving Oak Park–and probably will have to change blogs since we won’t be in Oak Park anymore. We’re moving to Wheaton! More details to come (though we won’t take possession until September).

 

What the hell have we been up to?

Lots! But I never seem to spend time blogging about it. So let’s do a round up!

Waaay back in February my cousin Randy came to visit and brought his sons Colton and Jack! They are great kids (and welcomed their new little brother Matthew this summer). While they were here we took them to Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science and Industry.

In April we painted our living room (after having a hole in our ceiling for two months that our crap-ass landlords wouldn’t take care of because the former owners were in bankruptcy. To celebrate having a ceiling we painted! And it looks ADORABLE (in my humble opinion).

I love the red wall. But I also love that I broke with tradition and made a bold color choice! Red, yellow/green, and dark blue. And it works, very weirdly. I used my color wheel!

┬áIn May I turned 39 (*gasp*) and wrapped up Year Two of Graduate School! Only one year to go! I had to make a poster board presentation. Had never done that before and mine turned out bee-yoo-ti-ful! I did it on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio.

Dale has had a busy summer, to say the least. He’s been building a huge photography studio. This is what it started out as! This is what it looked like back in May when he purchased the materials for the build out.

Dale’s pretty handy! He built an infinity wall. This is the bare bones.

In June my dear friends Sarah and Betsy came to visit. And I got the bright idea to dye my hair red. And it turned pink. For real. I had read dye all over my skin so I had had to hide it with a scarf. Might be the last time I dye my hair while drinking wine with friends. Might not be! Life is short. I’m thinking blue hair for my 40th.

While the girls were here we went to Ravinia to see The Go-Go’s. Rebecca P. tagged along and that was fun! And, as always, it was a feast!

We went on an architecture tour and went to Navy Pier to get some Ryba’s Fudge. We were fudge girls together in 1993! Which makes me 87 years old.

Throughout the spring Monty and Bela continued on being adorable. Blurry because it was taken with my camera phone.

We had a few other adventures, too, but I don’t have good pics of those so it’s my loss. And yours. Sadness. More updates to come…

Something happened! Kinda.

I bought our first fabric shower curtain! I feel like a grown-up. It has a complementary bath rug and even a few washcloths. I LOVE it. It has squirrels on it!

Oh, and Sidney jumped on the counter in the middle of the picture. As he does. And I let it go because it amuses me!

In other news, I’m ignoring the fact that the new bath accessories do not actually go with the horrid floor. I’m just going to pretend that floor is not there. I hate it so. much.

In still further news, we are plotting exciting summer trips that will yield charming and grand photos for your enjoyment.

Our blog URL is probably changing. Stupid Blogger! Anyway, I’ll make an announcement on that soon. Now I’m going to do homework (sob) and then watch a little TV. Just another wild night in the big city…

A slow weekend

It was pretty quiet around here last weekend! Sidney found a cozy spot–in the middle of a pile of clean towels in a laundry basket.

We bought an attachment for the vacuum that cleans ceiling fans. Greatest purchase ever! However…

Bela *hates* the vacuum. And he loves to nap.
Mr. Squirrel didn’t seem to notice the vacuum.

We also added to the money pit Wii by purchasing a Wii Fit. This is Dale’s avatar hanging out with virtual versions of Monty and Sidney. They’re going to exercise now!