A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘family’

Parent Scare

I had a meeting late Wednesday morning with the architect (more on that later), so around 9:15 on Tuesday night I called my mother to see if she wanted to go out for breakfast on Wednesday. No answer. A little strange that she’d be out that late on a weeknight, but she has lots of…

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Christmas Recap

I thought I better get these Christmas photos up before 2008 is over! I’ve been around, but just either too busy or too lazy to post lately. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday —— we certainly did. Thankfully, despite nasty weather on Tuesday, my stepdaughter and her husband managed to fly in from the…

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My Kind of Town

Last Saturday night we were on board the Evening Star, cruising up and down the Chicago River and out to Lake Michigan. It was a beautiful night — a little cool for August, but pleasant nonetheless. There are so many things I love about Chicago, and the view of the skyline is just one of…

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Framed

In the previous house I had a collage of old black-and-white family photos on the wall, but in this house my wall space is more limited, mainly because of the windows. However we do have the stairway wall leading to the attic, which for me is a perfect spot for these types of photos. Several…

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Of Windows and Weddings

We just returned from a short trip to Philadelphia where our (Pete’s) daughter got married. It was a beautiful wedding in the gorgeous Knowlton Mansion in North Philadelphia. The house was built in 1881 as a summer home by William Rhawn, a Philadelphia banker. Later it was owned by John Powell, a wealthy industrialist, and…

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Ace is the Place…

…for matching the copper sash chains in our house! Our windows had been updated with copper coated chains by the PO, but it turns out the upper sashes still had rope chains. The window guys started to replace them with new chain, but they only had silver and asked me if that was alright. Pete…

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One of America’s Best for Families

Our little village of Morton Grove was recently recognized in the August 2007 issue of Family Circle magazine as one of America’s Top 10 towns for families. They chose from among 1,850 towns across the country with a population between 15,000 and 150,000 (Morton Grove is around 22,000) that “combined big city opportunities with suburban…

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