After all our apartment searching (over 30 places), it turns out the landlord is planning to re-do the place in the image of our habitat dreams. Now we must decide between staying or moving to a 3-bedroom place on Walton, down the block from Stellas. It's tempting, but so is the rest of a year without heavy lifting. One thing is certain _ we need new furniture. On that, there will be no compromise.
The weather is mellowing in Chicago. I like this time of year. We survived the summer, though there may be a heat push before the week is over. The comics in the Sun-Times, at least three of them, reflected late summer boredom today _ their little cartoon people languishing in the grass. We'll miss it come February.