Thrift Store (posted by Ann)
We have houseguests this weekend. Don's good friend, Smitty, and his daughter are here with us. The daughter is an opera singer, and is auditioning for a spot in the music program at DePaul University. They came in on Friday for an interview, and then the audition is this afternoon so we got to just hang out on Saturday. We've done Tacos of Death for dinner Friday, and Giordano's stuffed pizza for dinner Saturday (so they get a taste of Chicago!). We've had fun!
DePaul is just north of downtown, so I drove downtown on Friday and picked them up to bring them out to the house. As I was getting close to them in heavy traffic, I looked out to the left and saw a thrift store. In the window of a thrift store was two sofas - and they looked perfect for my living room! Small scale, curvy, puffy down cushions - perfect!! So, on Saturday I took Smitty's daughter downtown and we visited thrift stores. Sure enough, the sofas are perfect, and I bought both of them for $300. Two sofas - $300! I'm so psyched! Don has to drive downtown to get them in the pickup truck, which will cost me heavily, but I'm still thrilled. They need slipcovering, but even with that it will cost much less than one new sofa. I'll post pictures as soon as I get them home.
My knitting is mostly gift knitting, so no pictures there either. Next week I have light travel, only to Toronto on Tuesday and back Wednesday. That's good, since the next week I'll be gone Sunday through Sunday. Yikes.
I hope you haven't been caught with the bad weather anywhere, with people yelling at you.