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!