Where've I been? After weeks of packing up and listing our Florida house for sale I returned to central Illinois to begin serious house-hunting. Jim is still gainfully employed there and I have become comfortable within the art community. We loved our sweet little rented house but decided permanent residency required something a little larger and less expensive.
Found a sweet little Craftsman-style bungalow on a quiet street of well-maintained 1920s homes. A one block long, a dead end boulevard, it is an entire neighborhood unto itself.
It's a cozy, sunny little home with wonderful features of its era and not just a few quirks as well. We are looking forward to making it our own.
Other things I will miss include the delectable works of talented sushi chef and owner of Kaisen, Ryo:
And Florida's special wildlife:
Finally, in the end it is as Freddy Mercury once sang: "Show must go on." Here begins yet another act.