As of 12:45 today, we are officially homeowners. This short sale amazed all participants by proceeding as smoothly and quickly as it did, all in all taking only a couple months with no real complications.
Looking at the front of the house
We're (and I use the word "we" very loosely) painting much of the interior over the next few days, and will officially be moving in around two weeks from now.
This morning, Laura, very uncharacteristically, got up at 5:45am (and I, very characteristically, got up with her), to participate in this years Big Shoulders swim in Lake Michigan. Leaving from ... well ... essentially from Navy Pier, she swam a 2.5k and made it out with all body parts in tact. This is her 3rd (or maybe 4th, I can't recall) Big Shoulders swim, though not the longest open water swim she has done (trivia: the longest was a 6 mile swim).
For whatever reason, the first time she went to a Big Shoulders swim, we brought Skull along, and I think he's been to all the others as well. He was certainly there today as can be seen from the pictures. I don't think we've gotten her official time yet, but she was definitely well within the first 20 women in her division (she was a yellow cap - I'm not sure what that represents).