whisked away

Our house is for the most part, complete. Finally. So much done since February I can hardly believe it... can you? I suppose you have no idea! We've not had our computer even set up in all the commotion and mostly - destruction, so I've not shown our progress but I've got the "before" photos and will start posting them with "afters" starting next week. I can't wait to return to my normal schedule.

Also, I'm not sitting at my usual computer right now, anyway. I'm in San Francisco for the weekend! Sweet Ben whisked me here for my 40th birthday, which isn't until next week, but he knew I would really, really not want to be away from my children and parents on the actual day, so we came this weekend for a romantic getaway. I love it here. I have always considered Chicago my favorite city, but now I'm torn.

Today we rode the cable car to Union Square and shopped around. I picked out two wonderful-smelling candles at Diptyque. I can't wait for a rainy cool summer night, to light one of my candles and remember this trip.

The exterior work began on our house the day we left. Even though I'm a control freak, I still left town... I hope the painting is done when we get home Monday night. There are so many cute Victorian houses here, I've got so many ideas - I just might muster up some more steam to keep renovating when I get home!


Q said...

Happy Birthday!
I have been sending joy to you as your house becomes your home.
Can't wait to see the photos.
Graet city for a romantic weekend.
He is a keeper!
You too!

MJ said...

Lucky you! I have a fun memory of San Fransisco's tram that I'll share with you sometime! I hope you get to Alcatraz ~ it is worth the visit albeit not the most romantic location!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Looking forward to you unpacking the camera cords!

MJ said...

I know Debbie already tagged you but you didn't play! You are tagged again to reveal 7 weird things!!

Listoria said...

Can't wait to see the house picts!

Happy birthday,

Q said...

Happy Mother's Day,
Hope you are enjoying your new home.
Bird songs and butterfly wings,

Cassandra said...

Wow, I was in San Diego about 3 weeks before you were last year!! Wonderful, isn't it? Check out the pics on my Flickr.

Anonymous said...

I have a thing about houses, particularly character houses that have been lovingly restored. I lurve what you have done with the place.