After work today, Liz and I spent some time outside sitting on the back porch. It was a good idea, but the light dropped faster than we anticipated, and we were barely out there for 30 minutes before packing up and heading in.
A few nights ago, I woke up and found the TV was off. When I reached for my phone to check Facebook, I saw a new photo appear that I didn’t recognize.
After talking between ourselves, and in conference with Bob, we’re refocusing on the second floor as our next area to address. But before that can happen, we need to finish up the basement first so we have a place to move all the stuff that’s currently on the second floor.
Most of the group either was sick, or was just getting over a sickness. Lots of people in Chicago lately (my office in particular) seemed to have caught some kind of bug. Maybe it was the weather change, but it seems like a lot of folks have come down with the same thing lately.
DC Vacation, Day 7: An Almost Tour of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Temple, and a Travel Day Home
After packing up our bags, we had a small bit of time to kill before our flight back to Chicago. So Liz and I decided to head across the street to the Freemason Temple, where we heard there were public tours.
DC Vacation, Day 6: Visiting the Library of Congress, Spontaneous Research, Getting Lost, and a Quiet, Final Night
We eventually learned that it would take an hour plus to retrieve the documents she wanted, and most of the manuscripts I was interested in were actually stored off-site (and would be difficult to procure on the same day). So after a bit of research, we just wandered around the alcoves a bit.
DC Vacation, Day 5: Lazy Cafe Time, Walking around Theodore Roosevelt Island, Dinner at Martin’s Tavern
Later in the afternoon, we met up with Lisa and Wyatt at Theodore Roosevelt Island. We were on the search for something a bit off to beaten path, and decided to do a bit of exploring.
DC Vacation, Day 4: More Escape Room Adventures, Beer at Churchkey, and a Sudden Rush of Water from the Ceiling
I ran upstairs and knocked on the door. It was a little hard to hear, but I made sure the people in the room were ok and no one was hurt. I also told them that water had leaked through the ceiling to our room. All I heard was “Oh my god.”
By the time we made it back to the house, it had gotten quite dark. But it made for this incredibly lovely view.
Tippi has been kind of clinging on, half browned and half green. We’ve tried to water her when we can, but she’s suffered a lot these past few months in her little pot. We decided that today would be the day we put her in the ground.
While I’m not a big champagne drinker, I wanted to at least start off with a glass. Maybe it’s all the wine docs we’ve been watching lately, but I did make an effort to pay more attention to what I was drinking/tasting.
I don’t know the last time I referenced it, but our wedding website (lizandfelix.com) is still online. We originally used it as a way to provide information to our guests, and it’s now where we store all the photos from the wedding itself. Consider this an official invitation to swing by and take a gander. Lots of fun links in the sidebar, too.
Last night, as Liz was clipping the nails on the rabbits… I got some close-up photos. Look at that mug!
Wine Weekend in Augusta, Day 3: A Cemetery Alongside the Vines, Stoneledge Antiques, and Holy Grail Winery
I later realized that everyone else had gone inside Holy Grail Winery (where they had some of the most amazing wine decanters I had ever seen).