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You think people drive crazy now

Downtown Chicago, 1911.

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They’re scaring me

Moving to a new city means you have to find new doctors. I picked one, pretty much at random, from the insurance company list. He seemed like a nice guy at our first visit. However – when I called today … Continue reading

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Me? Old?

I’ve noticed that women have started letting me get on and off the bus before them. How decrepit do I look, anyway?

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The Bakery

We have multiple bakeries in our neighborhood. pHlour in particular is so good it should be criminal. Fortunately it is not directly on my way anywhere else, or I would be in real trouble. pHlour’s motto is “Pro Gluten”, one … Continue reading

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The Hardware Store

In the city, you don’t have a Home Depot. But you still need hardware. So you have real hardware stores. The kind that were around when I was a kid. One in our neighborhood, Clark Devon (since 1924!), has brass … Continue reading

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The Laundry Channel

There are those of us, perhaps on the spectrum, who like to watch the clothes go around in the dryer. Our building provides a video feed of the laundry room on our tv. I can watch my clothes go around … Continue reading

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What a day

Weather-wise, that is. Mid-January, but yet sunny, with temperatures above freezing. I walked along the beach and out onto the pier. A few more years, and we’ll have palm trees growing there. It will be like Miami beach without the … Continue reading

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Caveat Emptor

We have learned that condos don’t always look the same in person as they are advertised on the internet. So we drove up to look at the one we have placed an offer on. Startlingly, it looks just like it … Continue reading

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Put your money where your mouth is

We had a long-distance walkthrough of the condo we’re considering. For a two-bedroom apartment, it has a large kitchen with gas range (very important to CVH). Based on the dozens of condos that we’ve looked at online, I don’t think … Continue reading

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Movin’ on up?

Another condo came on the market in this lakefront highrise. Sixteen stories up. I think George Jetson used to live there. We arranged for our Realtor to give us a remote tour, but alas, once again, it went under contract … Continue reading

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