Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Midwest Nice

I had two good experiences yesterday that surprised me. First, I was looking desperately for a room from which to make a phone call at the Gleacher Center. Even though it was the business school, and I was a guest at the facility, they really went out of their way to accommodate me. In fact, I was just getting settled in the conference room, when an IT guy walked in with a new (better) phone to see "how I was doing and if I needed anything." Then, when I was going home, I asked the information guy at the Metra which train I should take to Hyde Park. He looked at his screen and said "Track 2." I ran off to grab the next train. I was half-way down the steps when I felt a tap on my shoulder. Turns out, he gave me the wrong info, but instead of letting me go, he left his desk and chased me down onto the platform to help me.

Anyway, these two episodes stuck me as pretty cool - something I wasn't expecting.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Movin' On Up

Well, we moved.

It was quite a lot of work. On Wednesday, we packed. On Thursday and Friday, the movers packed and loaded. On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, we drove. On Wednesday, the movers unloaded. And since then, we've been unboxing and unboxing and unboxing.

Check out all our pictures of saying goodbye, the load, the trip, and the unload.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Cape Cod

Well, we finally made it to the Cape after six years in Boston. Max's baseball coach had a party at his beach house for the Championship Dodgers and used the opportunity to also have a farewell party for Max. The drive was long, and the day was hot, but everyone had a terrific time. Ari charmed everyone with this basketball and tree-climbing skills. Max and Zach had a lot of fun playing dodge ball. Max even got down and dirty in an ice cream eating contest (no hands allowed!).

Lots of pictures here.

Next stop... Chicago.