Tag Archives: Chicago

Chicago Lake Front – Raise Money and Walk for Causes Important to You

With Fall almost over, the Chicago lake front events are winding down. With it’s vast walkways and vistas it is a great place for groups to have fund raising walks for causes near and dear to those who attend. Until … Continue reading

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You Are Never First

Long gone are my suburban days when I can run into the store for a quick pick up of something for dinner. Ditto for deciding to go out to dinner at that last minute on a Friday or Saturday night. In … Continue reading

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The “L” or “El” Getting around Chicago on public transportation

  The  “L” or “El”  –  In other big cities around the world, the core public train systems are known as subways, underground, metra rails, etc, with neat icon symbols marking their entrances.        Not so in Chicago. The main … Continue reading

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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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