david was touring the country for some meetings and worked his way to the midwest with a little stop in milwaukee via chicago. it took us 3 hrs! to get down to chicago to pick him up-a new terrible record for us. we even left at 2:45... i guess everyone left work early on friday. we went to XOCO for dinner and i saw Rick Bayless twice! too bad he kept ducking into the kitchen and i never got a pic with him, even though i kept my eye on the door. oh well, maybe next time.
then david came to our house and we put him to work! he said he didn't mind. we love that he was able to do tons of work in like 3 hrs. he made us a new base for our side door step--so now we don't have to use the janky crate that was propped up as a step.
hard a work:
the final result! now i just have to muster enough energy to track down some lannon stone and finish the step. maybe next summer?
as payment we took him to a few of our local favs. we went to bayview for a little breakfast snack at honeypie cafe. then we toured the downtown area for a bit. worked on the house and worked up an appetite and then headed over to pizzaria piccola in wauwatosa village (it's like pizzaria 712, but way better) and then we stopped by leon's for some fresh wisconsin custard on the way to the airport.
(leon's is so good i had to break my 79 day no treat streak for a dip! don't worry, i'm back on the wagon, off the wagon? i'm not sure how the phrase works, but either way, no treats)
the trip was such a whirlwind, as usual. but so much fun. i promise if you visit we won't make you work. david wanted to, i swear! thanks for coming!!