Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I sit here in a dark condo in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. I have an electrician adding a few electrical outlets in some closets. He got here at 530 and the work was supposed to take about 3 hours. It is now 8:00. He has only worked in the downstairs bedroom (my) closet. He still has to work in the master closet an the hall closet.
I doubt this project will be completed tonight.

I think the big issue was an unsuspected masonry wall between the living room an the bedroom. Just another reason to hire a professional, right?

So I booked a trip to Cancun with the boys (EAD and JFB) today. Flying out on September 11 and returning the following Monday. We are staying at the Ritz Carlton in Cancun, which should be spectacular. We plan on doing a spa day and lots of time at the pool and bar. One day we are going on a trip to Chichen Itza. I am so excited for that prospect. Following the trek into the jungle a day at the spa will be just what the doctor ordered.
I have also decided on a Christmas trip. My mom and I are taking a cruise. I don't want to take a ton of time off work, but really don't want to have my mom sitting around the house depressed. We haven't booked the cruise yet, but it looks like it will be a 4 day cruise from Miami to Cozumel with a stop off in Key West.

It has the prospect of being a nice trip. I am still not 100% sold on the idea of a cruise, but I am willing to give it a try. I may hate it, but it will be an experience, plus they have a casino, what else could I want?

It looks like the electrician is finished with my closet...or at least he has moved on to the hall closet now. I don't see the hole where I run the cables for the Blu Ray player, cable box, etc from the closet to the living room, maybe he isn't going to do that today because it is noisy and it is getting late. Right now he has effectively made my mounted TV useless (he moved the cable outlet to the closet with no access from the living room. That's nice, eh?

It will work out, I am positive of that.

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