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How to Renew an Illinois Driver’s Permit

Our middle child recently celebrated his 17th birthday! Where does the time go? Well, for one thing, time flying by can result in a nearly expired driver’s permit! Since child #2 hasn’t been all that interested in driving, he is… Continue Reading →

Bee Gardens & Dog Fences

Signs of Spring Buds on the Lilac, a Forsythia in Bloom &¬†Garden catalogs! These sure signs of spring appeared this week. The forsythia is such a bright spot in an otherwise dreary garden. The stack of garden catalogs is growing… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Casimir Pulaski

March 6 is one of three dates that may have been Casimir Pulaski’s birthdate in Warka, Poland. In the Chicago area and in Savannah, Georgia, Pulaski’s birthday is a big deal. Casimir Pulaski Day is an Illinois state holiday, observed… Continue Reading →

Summer Backyard Patio Project Update

We made our Summer Patio Project deadline (just barely), with no help from Mother Nature. My last post (May 4) showcased our container garden project and the excavation of the patio area. I had hoped that the next weekend would… Continue Reading →

The Big Summer Project

FOR years, I’ve wanted a brick patio between our house and detached garage. This year, our sheepdogs have forced the project. Somehow they managed to destroy all of the grass in our backyard last year. So we are putting in… Continue Reading →

Hot Summer in the City

We Chicagoans should have known . . . We were spoiled this winter by record highs that made the season one of the most enjoyable winters ever. But now, it’s been almost a month since we’ve had any rain, and… Continue Reading →

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