Monday, October 20, 2008

It Is What It Is

It didn't take long for Deb to get the camera goin'. Too bad it was getting dark as we landed in the Windy City.

I spent last week in Chicago trying to figure out what needed to be done to get a job turned around. First order of business was to add manpower. Things are already cranked up & we should be back "on track" by Friday. I wanted to avoid that expression - this is, after all, a project for the railroad.

Flew home Friday night. Picked up a rental car Saturday. Filed our absentee votes. Packed up, drove to the airport (90 miles)on Sunday, flew though Nashville to Chicago. Landed at 6:30. Picked up a Chevy Tahoe at the rental joint. Drove to the hotel, unloaded the bags went to dinner, returned & unpacked & then CRASHED. Up at 5 this morning. Dog Tired today.

We're going to make the best of things. Chicago seems like a nice place, the people are certainly friendly, & we're going to try to see as much as we can, at least when I'm not working. We miss our beach, our palm trees, & warm weather but it is what it is.

I have no idea why this post is all underlined. I guess it's a technical problem. Whatever - the intent wasn't to stress any key points.


Rebecca Ramsey said...

I've never been to Chicago, but I've always wanted to go. I hope everything is going well!

JaxPop said...

Hi Becky - It's going along OK. This weekend we're going to try to check out the city. We're "living" in Orland Park - a suburb of Chicago until things get wrapped up & I'm trying to cut as much time off the schedule as possible so we can get home. The timing was terrible & the fact that it was a panic situation didn't help in the stress level department. Deb is a bit frustrated - she was really looking forward to seeing the kids & wanted me to take a break from the crazy pace. Have a great day.

Heinous said...

I hope you get some time to enjoy the city. I've never been there, but a few of my friends say it's their favorite city to visit. Take care.

JaxPop said...

WutzUp Heinous - We're going to do some of the touristy things this weekend. I've heard good things about down town so I'll let you know how the weekend goes. Have a good one - Go Penn State.

steenky bee said...

I so want to visit the Windy City and do an architectural tour. I hear it's heaven. What a great town, eh?

JaxPop said...

Hey Jen - Yeah the architectural tour will be on the agenda. I hear the Navy pier is cool. It's freaky seein' how big that lake is. Deb (my wife) will take pics & I'll post about whatever isn't work related. We plan to take the trains as much as possible - she's never been on a train.