I got some good news…

I got some good news yesterday -- well, mixed news, really, but mostly good. I can't talk about it yet, but hopefully in a week or so. But for now, the point being that something that was seriously stressing me out has mostly gone away, which is a huge relief.

In domestic news, the two smaller bedrooms were painted yesterday -- my painter is great! Hard-working, fast, conscientous about the small details. If you need a painter in Chicago, I recommend David Fitzpatrick and will gladly put you in touch with him. I *love* the color of the tv room; a sea-blue that while darker than the previous lime-green, actually makes the room look bigger, to my eyes, at least. Very satisfying. Kevin's study isn't a color I would have chosen, a fairly neutral greyish color, but it has nice undertones of green, and is pleasant enough. Not really what I call color, but an improvement over the classic baby blue it was before. It would have been a bit hard to work on serious stuff in a room that seemed to wanted cloud mobiles floating overhead. I need to leave for the airport at 11, so I won't see the finished master bedroom until I get back Sunday, but David says that they should have most of the trim done before I go, at least. Coolness.

The morning will be hectic with a bunch of errands (i.e., running over to Kinko's to print up some photos of Sri Lanka to send my father for Father's Day). I fly to New York today, head over to Anand and Priya's lovely apartment. I hope to get some writing done on the plane; we'll see. A leisurely evening, dinner with them -- I think we're going to a nearby Afghani restaurant. And then tomorrow morning, Columbia University for the SAJA panel, and then tomorrow evening, Alex and Ajna's engagement party in New Jersey. My flight back is out of Newark at 3 p.m. on Sunday. It just occurred to me that I *could* try to get to CT for Father's Day, especially if I rented a car for a few days. I could have breakfast with my father. But charming as that idea is, the idea of trying to drive through unfamiliar areas on a tight schedule is probably more than I can cope with right now. Hmm...I wonder if there's a bus...

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