I posted late last time. This threw off my timing for the next posts as well. I really didn’t have anything new to say either. This week, I have a couple of things to talk about.
Rich did some shopping around for a drywaller to put up the dry wall and finish off the taping and mudding. Given the height of the ceiling, I thought it was a good idea to have someone else doing the work. Also, it would go a lot faster rather than doing it ourselves. I say that like I was going to help. Not. I give moral support, but I didn’t plan to do any of the work.
One of the guys at work has a brother-in-law who is a drywaller. He put in a call and we got a call back. He lives up in Wisconsin by the Dells, but this gives him a chance to work and visit with his sister. The price was good and he is highly recommended. So when the weather warms up a little more, we’ll be getting walls up out in the new garage. From there, Rich will get the electrical done and start moving in.
On Wednesday, I met up with my friends, Kim and Diane, for a little girls’ night out. I drug Karen, my new contractor, with me as well. We had dinner and drinks at Bahama Breeze in Schaumburg. It had been a while since I was able to talk to Kim. It just being the girls meant we didn’t have to watch what we talk about. It was a good time. Thanks, ladies, for coming by to join me.
I had Rick come out to pick me up. I didn’t want to drink and drive. It might not have been a problem since I didn’t really even drink one alcoholic drink. Getting old is bad. I used to be able to drink more and now it just keeps diminishing. Rick did eventually show up. I kid him that my friends are more his friends than mine. They all like him a lot. We had to stay so they could talk to him and get caught up. Kim used to watch Rick when he was little so she has a lot of history with him.
On Thursday evening into Friday morning, we got another 3 or 4 inches of snow. It was too bad, but I really dreaded spending 2 hours to drive into the office. I decided to work at home. I ended up doing a lot of work that day. I had meetings, but nothing I had to concentrate hard for. I don’t know how people around Chicago can’t drive in the snow. They drive 10 to 15 under the speed limit in the rain also.
On Friday, I went with Rich to bowling. I try to go at least once a month. Then I show my support and get to catch up with the guys at bowling. Sean was filling in for one of the guys on Rich’s team. I’ve known Sean for a couple of years now. He’s a young guy who fills in now and then. He’s a lot of fun and I like talking to him. It added to the evening having Sean to give a hard time.
I’ve been trying to fight off some sort of sinus problems all week. On Saturday, I work up to put the dog out in the morning and ended up going back to bed. I just couldn’t stay away all day. I was able to go back to bed later in the day. I just couldn’t stay awake! On Sunday, it was only a little better. I had a headache and just couldn’t feel like I was walking under water.
During the week, I saw an ad that Adam Ferrara from Top Gear was going to be at Volo Auto Museum. I love that show. I asked Rick if he wanted to go and he did. Eventually, Rich wanted to go also. We went out to breakfast at The Windmill. This restaurant is cute and has really great food. It is way over decorated and they change it for each season. The basic décor is plates and cups and saucers from all different things. There is the Wizard of Oz wall, Shirley Temple wall, and so on. There is a train at a bar for the little kids. We get things like biscuit and gravy omelettes, Mexican messes, and cinnamon rolls pancakes.
We headed over to Volo Auto Museum at around 10:00. I figured things would be getting started about 10:30 or so with Adam. There were already quite a few people in line. We bought our tickets and joined the others in queue. We found out that Adam wouldn’t be arriving until 11:00. We had a whole half an hour to wait. Oh well. The line behind continued to grow quite a bit. Finally, Adam arrive. His first words were, “Hello, I’m Tanner Foust. I’m not as small as you thought, right?” Amazingly, he looks like he does on TV. Usually, they do look different.
The group ahead of us had a small girl. When she saw Adam, she started crying. Adam tried to make up with her and she just wasn’t having any of it. Adam shook his head and said, “She’s upset I’m not Rut.” This referred to one of his co-stars, Rutledge Wood. It would have been cool to have Rut there. Finally, it was our turn. I got my picture taken first and then Rich joined us. I got a signed photo. Rick stepped up for his turn with Adam. Amazingly, all of our pictures turned out pretty good.
On Saturday and Sunday, Rich took Sascha out scootering. Of course, she had a high time running. A good Husky is a tired Husky. With some luck, the weather will be getting warmer and Rich can start taking Sascha out with the walky dog for bike rides. Either way, Sascha loves to run.
Last week of February is here. It came so fast. Pretty soon, it’ll be March and the big round of birthdays. Rick’s is March 9. Then Rich’s will be here in April. I’m looking forward to Rich’s birthday. We are going to Hofbrau Haus to celebrate, eat German food and have a few beers. They opened a location in Rosemont, which is pretty close to the house.