For the last couple of weeks, we have been trying out a projector from Projector123.  Let's just say that it has been such a big hit in our house that Bill now wants to buy one. Can you guess the movie on the left?  It's Cars.  That picture is on one of my walls in the basement.  We didn't have any white walls to use, so that picture is on a blue wall.  It … [Read more...]

Crazy Weather

I cannot believe the weather here in Chicago.  It is crazy -- one day we have snow and then next is 50 degrees.  This weekend is no different.  When we flew back on Friday night, it was something like twenty degrees here.  It snowed several days while we were gone last week.  Today, I think it got up to 57 degrees.  Right now at 10:30 pm, it is 55 degrees.  … [Read more...]

NIU Shooting

Just wanted to let everyone know that no we don't know anyone who goes to school there right now. However, for those of you who haven't heard yet, there was a shooting at Northern here in Illinois.  At 19 year old dressed in a black trench coat armed with a 12 gauge shotgun walked into the classroom that up to 200 students in it and just started shooting at … [Read more...]

Referendum News

Much to our disappointment, the referendum did not pass. It lost by 53 votes. That's it. Now Bill and I have some major decisions to make. Madison won't be in the school district for 2 years, so hopefully they can get something figured out in that amount of time. We talked about moving, but this could happen in the school district we move into too. I … [Read more...]