This is going to be a warmer week than I can remember this time of the year in Chicago. I like it. No more undershirts under my dress shirt. No more warming socks. No more big heavy coat to get myself from my Range into my office building.
That’s another new announcement. I have forgotten to mention it. I bought a bigger building. Lindsay wants more floors in our headquarters because she has a “brilliant idea, just f***ing brilliant” and we need to expand. My current building is a few blocks away from the Willis Tower and will sell very quickly. The new building she wants is on the opposite side of the Willis Tower and more expensive. Of course it is. As she says if we buy it for this low, low cheap price now in a few more years that price will double and we can move/sell again if we want to get our money back. My current building is 8 floors. We take the entire building for all of the SJC divisions, we also made a few floors for my construction company and renovation company. And then there are my friends that needed office space so I put them in my building and they never moved out. I’ve also never raised their rent in years so that will be nice for them to move on. The new building is almost mine. A few more weeks and the sell will be completed. Then we go over and completely reno it for our needs. It should take a few months. Depending on how fast they can get it done. The building is solid. Not fancy by means but I’m sure we will need to sink some money into it. And we have all of Lindsay’s investment money coming in from Mexico that has been crazy good. Wicked good? Whatever the kids are saying these days, it’s been insert that word here, good. I asked her why do I need to buy you a new building and you won’t even live in Chicago. She said because when she does pop in she wants to walk into Heaven not a rat hole Lol The new building is larger. Much larger and we will be filling in the empty floors with leases. That makes it nice. We have done well in Chicago and I guess after 9 years it is time to go ahead and upgrade.
It’s that time of year again for us to Renew our Chicago attraction cards. The Go Card the City card. I’m not really fond of the zoos so we won’t be going to one just yet. In time we will. My boys need to learn about the different animals plus how will the gift shop survive without me having to buy 2 of whatever plush animals for $40 a piece Lol There are so many places I want to take my family. I’m very glad I married a woman who loves to go explore. Some of our first dates were just dinner. The second time we reconnected we really started to find interesting and new things to do together. She showed me a bunch of places I have never heard of. And I showed her my favorite places to eat. We still do date nights one or two nights a week because we are so blessed to have the nannies. And we also go out after my boys are down for the night. That’s when the fun stuff is just getting ready anyway. Chicago really is a great city and if you have never come here, please visit soon. You will love it.
I hope everyone is having a good Monday morning. I’m sore from all the walking we did yesterday. That and carrying one or both of the boys can hitch up my lower back after a while. I’m getting old guys, 44 is no joke. I wake up thinking I’m still 20 then I actually stand up and my knees and legs just laugh at that silly idea. It’s heck getting old. Thankfully my wife isn’t even 30 yet and she does keep me very young.
I will update soon on yesterday and wrap up the entire weekend. I started writing it last night but didn’t finish it.
Have a good Monday! Love ya’ll!