Monthly Archives: September 2015

Driving – Time of Day is Way More Important Than Miles

A common joke among Chicago residents is that there are only 2 seasons – construction and winter.  This just adds to the nightmare traffic around the city.  Chicago is home to 5 of the top 20 most congested roads in … Continue reading

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Where’s the Spray Paint?

After I moved in, I had many trips to Home Depot and Menards – picture hooks, curtain rods, screws, plug plates, non-skid step pad, rock salt, etc. My wrought iron patio furniture needed painting, so off I went to buy … Continue reading

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Downsizing – Part 2, the move to the city

For those unfamiliar with the term “three-flat,” it is basically a city house that has long ago been divided up into 3 apartments.  For tax purposes, when I moved in, I became the “owner occupy” as I, along with my … Continue reading

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Downsizing – Part 1, purging

1 bedroom < 2 bedroom < 3 bedroom < 4 bedroom > back to 1 bedroom… It is amazing how life runs in circles. After college, my past homes include several 1 bedroom apartments, followed by homes with 2 bedrooms, … Continue reading

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How a Life Long Suburbanite Ending Up in the Windy City

For over a half of a century, I have lived on the outskirts of large urban cities. The most picturesque was Boulder, Colorado and the least was my childhood home in Southfield, Michigan. My longest residence (almost 30 years) was … Continue reading

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