Friday, January 23, 2009

one extreme to the other

I hope everyone had a fantastic New Year! I know it has been a while since my last post, and figured an update was in order. Let me start off by saying the last few months have been a pretty serious whirlwind of non-stop action, hence the belated update. My husband and I took a sudden, fairly crazy leap of faith, and decided that our time in Phoenix had run its course. Where did we end up, you ask? The Windy City: Chicago, Illinois!
We both have been quite enamored with the city for years in fact, since we started dating actually. It's hard to believe that was almost nine years ago already! Anyway, we have always wanted to make it our home. There is just something about this city that draws us in, and makes us really happy. I love being able to walk places again, and have access to round the clock public transportation. Not to mention, Phoenix was just too hot for us. While I admit, the winters could be nice, they weren't worth the summers for us. We were there for a few years, and neither one of us could get acclimated to that heat. This is our first winter here, and I've heard it's the coldest Chicago has had in the last 15 years or so. I got my first taste of sub-zero temperatures last week, and I have to say they weren't too bad. Our gas bill on the other hand, that's a different story ;)