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Leaving Chicago is always stressful

I was up early, but I got a good amount of sleep. The air mattress held air last night, so I got up around 8:30-9. Tim and Mark were already up. Sarah slept for a little while longer.

I got on the laptop and figured out how to get on their internet. I sent out some emails and Mark and I talked about baseball some. Last night both the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks finished up their sweeps of the Phillies and Cubs respectively. Pretty impressive actually, the Rockies have now won 17 of 18 games.

Sarah got up and showered, and we all hung out for a little bit. Then I told Sarah that yesterday, when I was visiting Chris Moore, I found out he had some stools from Ikea. I was curious about the store, had heard people talking about it and I knew Sarah was also a big fan. We decided it was early enough yet that we would head up there before we headed home.

We got turned around briefly right by the Dan Ryan on ramp, and had to call Tim because I forgot to get directions for the store, but made it to Ikea without too much issue. Very cool store, very reminds me a lot of when I was in the industrial design program at school. European design, pretty affordable, and a lot of cool stuff.

We decided we liked the Franklin stools the best and picked two up. But I made a list of other stuff for present ideas later on.

We headed down 290 to pick up 294 and head south of the city. Well, we must have missed 294 because all of a sudden we are heading to St. Louis southwest on 55. Somehow we just totally missed 294 and were going south on 355. I hate Chicago, I never have a good understanding of where I am, things are never the same with construction, it always just stresses me out. I really want a GPS, if only just for Chicago.

So, hitting 294 was only 7 miles away, but who knows how far out of our way we went by going directly south. It took us almost 2 hours to get out of Chicago and onto 65 to head home. It felt like forever. We finally picked up the Colts about 40 miles north of Lafayette, bummed we weren’t going to be home for the second quarter like we originally had planned. We got home just into the third quarter.

Nokes was happy to see us, he always looks huge when I come home from vacation, I don’t know what it is.

We unpacked and wandered around, half watching the game half not, the Colts were already so far up that it would be a miracle if they lost. They played awesome against a really great defensive team with some huge names injured like Addai, Harrison, and Sanders (which has been injured long enough now that you wonder).

After the game we took on the project of getting the Jr. Pac-man into the basement. I already wrote about that in this post. After I cleaned up the black streaks we left on the basement steps getting it down, it was time for cartoons.

Mom Chapman called around 9, I got on the phone a little late. After Family Guy, I sat down, I had already had a long day with some frustration, I didn’t feel like doing much of anything. I did some tracing on The Glob artwork. I went downstairs and played one game of Ms. Pac-man with the new stools and called it night.

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