Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). A 103-flight stair-climb up to the Observation Deck - 2,109 steps straight up. I didn't think I could do it, but I did. I've never even run a 5K previously. Frankly, to have my mobility and to use it to benefit an organization like the RIC which provides rehabilitation care for patients suffering from traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, stroke and cancer seems only fitting. I want to do this again next year and encourage anyone who can to try this as well.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
I immediately called our pest control company which referred me to a wildlife company and I had the wildlife person come to the house that afternoon. We went through the whole house to figure out how the bat made it inside. I think we figured out that it bit a hole through the wire mesh under the fan in the attic that is covered by a mushroom cap on the roof. The wildlife company quoted me a $900 fee to "bat proof" my house - by sealing any place a bat could enter (though we really only found the one place) and by installing bat doors that would stay on the house during "bat season" and which would stick out of the house on two sides by about nine inches each. I decided to pass on that and have our contractors fix the mesh in the attic that has the little hole.
While we were up in the attic, it happened to be raining and I noticed a small leak in the roof caused by the support for one of our solar panels. So - I guess I need to be grateful to this little bat because if not for this bat, I wouldn't have found the leak in the roof until we would have sustained water damage to the ceilings on the upper floor.
Strange how life works.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Pup's a trooper as we are stuck in some hotel room for the day. Least I can do is give up my lap (and be grateful that she didn't manage to
capture one of my arms as well).