And Monday, my little sister Sharmila arrived, and Tuesday she and I had a lovely day seeing the house and having lunch at Marion Street and showing her the stained glass place where I did my class (I have a tentative and slightly scary plan to take the advanced stained glass class in January, learn how to do lead came, and try to do our stairway window myself, oof -- it'll save a lot of money if I can do it, and might even be fun, but intimidating) and poking our heads in a variety of stores and restraining ourselves from actually buying anything. But it was so nice showing her Oak Park, which I am already awfully fond of.
She left this morning (sad) and I did some work and then developed a killer headache and had to lie down for a few hours, at which point the headache got worse so I got up and took a massive amount of ibuprofen and that helped enough that I could do a few hours of kitchen design work with Kevin (hence, previous entry with long list). It's astonishing how much time this renovation has already eaten up; I have no idea how people with full time day jobs manage it.
Tomorrow, Thanksgiving at Daniel and Anne's, which should be much fun -- we're bringing my famous cornbread sausage chipotle stuffing, a double batch. Also four folding chairs, which I shouldn't forget, or I'll have to run back here to pick them up.
If I don't get back here, Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Among other things, I'm thankful for all of you reading this blog. :-)