We went to Chicago on Saturday to visit our new “Favorite” store… IKEA. The store is based out of Sweden or something, and everything has a cool look to it. The Europeans have been doing “more with less” for a long time, so the solutions for shelving and such are great. It was also nice to go someplace other than “Menard’s”!
Beer Tent Alert! The official small festival season is running out of time. Events like the Tremont Turkey Festival, Pekin Marigold Festival, and Havana Octoberfest are now over. While the wives did cut me and Jeff off from going to Octoberfest, we did manage to hit the best beer tent outside Fairbury. That tent is at the Morton Pumpkin Festival. We even got to keep our commemorative Festival pitchers. If you ask nice, I might show it to you!
Add another friend to the list of “With Child”… Justin, my buddy who has been married for 8 years, just told me that they are expecting their first child.
Jeff called and announced that he is getting married the second week of November. He asked that I be a Groomsman, so I will get to come to Florida for a few days.
More stuff from the back 40. Nobody believes me when I say that junk disappears off my roadside. Well, let me tell you the best one yet. A fiberglass fishing boat that has been sitting upside down behind the barn for 20 years was dragged up. With-in 12 hours it was in the back of a guys truck. He said that it would be great for his Grandkids. (Once he fixed the cracked hull!) Junk, Treasure.. Its all perspective!