Last weekend, we left Chicago in our Corolla and came home with a Subaru (more on that in a bit) and the long awaited media wall. We spent two days in our friends Ross and Patti’s insane wood shop, dined on the Queen City’s finest pizza (plain cheese LaRosa’s, hooray!), and even squeezed in time with family and friends. It was the good kind of exhausting, and we’re still recovering from thinking so hard – which may explain the weekend recap on a Thursday. Here’s a photo whirlwind of our time in the shop – pizza lunch included – where we used every tool imaginable, many I had never seen in my life – but some Scott pretended to (I kid!). Click on the top photo or any thumbnail for a full slide show (and P.S., check out my sweet glasses):
Of course it’s like us to pack in as many things as we can, and I mean that literally and figuratively. For one, we managed to buy my Vargo-in-laws Subaru wagon, and through miracles known as the tax return and family discounts, we paid in full. This was most definitly not a spur of the moment decision, as we’ve been in need of a big-boy car for years now. Scott’s been researching Subie pimping like mad lately (no insane lift kits – ha!, but surely a better stereo system), and it really is just a better fit for us overall. With Jack in tow, dumpster diving, and frequent hardware trips, the roomier inside made more sense while giving my man an excuse to tote tool bags and boxes with ease. And two, we planned our Cinci trip in such a way that the new car would be our way of transporting a whole wall of storage back to the Windy City.
Holy shmoly; it fit. All 6+ feet of hundred pound MDF and oak, paint bins, and every last accessory, tool, and squeeze bottle of Skyline hot sauce. And with room to spare!
No one believed we’d be able to pack it all in (okay, me included), but we did. This meant driving 2 cars back, but would you believe me if I told you we were so lucky to have sold the ‘Roll dog last night? Not even 2 days on Craigs, and the sweetest lady scooped it up faster than 3 other bargain talkers. Again, holy schmoly.
All the painting, poly-ing, and final touches will be done in our casa, but this includes an insane juggling act of painting the wall, lowering our television mount, and shuffling records, blankets, and sequin bunnies to other rooms during the work in progress. And because we’re being extra cautious with prep and dry times, this could take a week. Or so. We’ll see. And kudos to Ross for being so patient with us; he’s really the brains behind our soon-to-be addition. More to come!