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New Old Furniture for our New Old House

We had several conversations during our time there, trying to figure out where we might place particular items. At a certain point, we stopped trying to answer that particular question and thought about the opportunity – when else might we be able to purchase something like this? It was a little dizzying.

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Ten Best Days of 2015

First Layer Complete: The Attic is Done! Since we first began work on our house, the attic has been a tremendous pain in the butt to clean and clear. In the early days I would suit up with all manner of protective gear. By the end of it though,...

Shopping for Appliances for Our New House

While a nice homage to Thomas Edison, I found this display really creepy. Partly, the display celebrated his inventions… but it also felt like they were using Edison to shill for the products here in the building. I walked up to look at some of the items in closer detail, and had this unnerving feeling that Edison would turn to me, smile, and ask if I needed any help finding the “perfect blender.”

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Good Times at Medieval Times

It’s a funny thing: I used to drive up to Barrington all the time, for the first job I landed out of grad school. For a solid two years, I’d take the Roselle Road exit, and drove by this castle wondering what the inside was like… and today, finally, I got to find out.

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