Unfortunately our computer crashed a couple of weeks ago, taking with it some pictures of our early days here in Chicago. Let this be a reminder to you, back up all of your treasured files! We were lucky to recover the photos, music, and documents that we did. This was also an opportunity for us to upgrade our desktop computer, which we gladly did, and we have been thoroughly enjoying our new Mac.
In these past several weeks we have been busy getting to know our new home, our new neighborhood, and our new city! Besides going out for meals and nights on the town; we have been catching up with old friends and family, enjoyed Chicago's Summer Street Fests (including Retro on Roscoe), saw live music, joined an open-minded spiritual community (Second Unitarian Church of Chicago), spent time in Michigan with our family, became a one-car family, and ran 5k races to support two causes we care a great deal about, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. There were TONS of people at both events, and we enjoyed doing a little running for such great organizations. Next physical challenge, climbing the Sears (a.k.a Willis) Tower's 103 floors (2,109 steps) in order to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, a "tall" order to say the least.
Here are some pictures documenting what we have been up to in our new digs...
This sign proclaims your entry into our neighborhood....Roscoe Village
Walkway to our "Coach House"
Our Coach House
Interior. Enjoying wood floors and high ceilings.
Our Composting Worm Farm!!!
Our cross streets
Race for the Cure...In honor of Anna MacDonald and Janet Pridemore!!!
We took a weekend afternoon to check out one of Chicago's Forest Preserves just a few miles from our house....Lots of green space, fishing ponds, trails, and hills.
My favorite picture on a beautiful day
Sold the Hyundai! We are now a one-car family!!!
Token Clover Picture