It was time for me to get a haircut today; it was 13-weeks since the last one. I wish I could say that I look human again, but I don’t.
Stretching our cash and carry budget to the limits, we picked out a new all-leather sofa and loveseat for the living room, paid for them, and had them delivered today. The cats did not want to let go of the 13-year-old raggedy furniture but it was nice for us to see it hauled away. We had to settle for furniture made in China; we could not find anything we wanted that was USA made and NOT priced far beyond our means. We did, however, buy from a local independent rather than from a high volume national chain.
The many expert predictions of “THE WORST CHICAGO WINTER EVER!” so far have been unfulfilled. The benchmark winter of 1978-1979 began around Thanksgiving, so we have some serious catching up to do before the experts can thump their chests in victory. 2011 was the greenest Chicagoland Christmas I can remember.