The Whirlwind Trip to Chicago

Honey took the night off work Monday and we went on a whirlwind trip to The Windy City. And it was windy! And bitter cold.

The day before, Honey had gotten a u-haul and he and Beeve loaded it full of stuff to take to The Boy and The Dane’s new apartment in Chicago. We left on time and had good driving conditions, except for the Kalamazoo area coming and going. What’s up with that Kalamazoo??? Cars off the road, slippery and bad visability. Pretty scary, I must say. Ed Grimly face.

The gps did a good job getting us there. The Boy buzzed us in the front door, but we used the back door the rest of the time, easier moving stairs. They are on the second floor and Honey was glad that these two guys were around to help!

Why yes, that is The Subject! With a bad case of hat head, but he said was really loving his new haircut by a fellow student. And their all gussied up buddy, who when asked about his preference of a blob name, suggested Studly Dudley. Oh yes he did. Their moving capabilities were bought with bowls of food. I wish we could buy services so cheaply!


These darling cabinets divide the eating area from the kitchen. There is the previously mentioned back door.


The eating area, that has a table coming from The Dane’s boss, I think.


The kitchen. That table was moved from the other side to make more room for the movers/eaters. The landlord painted the existing green to an easier on the eyes grey very recently.


The living room, beginning to acquire stuff. They bought the couch on Craig’s List and that lady threw in some free stuff! I can’t remember it all, but it was quite a bit of free stuff! Before we arrived, the couch was The Boy’s bed.


The Dane encouraged The Boy to bring this Star Wars toy from home. He showed me a decorating magazine where she had gotten the idea of displaying things like this. Star Wars has certainly decorated our house for years! Google tells me this is a TIE fighter. There you go.


The bath.


I am not clear if this was there, our brought.


The bedroom, sans bed.


Whoop, there it is!


This is the connecting hallway, bedroom on the left, bath on the right, turn around and see the front door and extra long closet, with the living room on the right and the eating area on the left.


They had a little organizing to do after we left.


They wanted my Grandma Georgia’s china cabinet, but this may not be where it ends up. I was very happy that the glass doors and shelves made it intact! Honey and Beeve are a good packing team!


They had already moved a lot of belongings up. Including the couch, up two flights of turning stairs, while having some cross words. There’s a life lesson for them, learning to work together while lifting heavy things!! It’s never ending.


There were some frozen fingers, running noses and I heard huffing and puffing, but the job got done!


Before we left I took a picture of the outside of the building, but I am sorry to say, I think it was the building next door! Take my word for it, it was very cute!

Their first home!



  1. Laurie said,

    December 13, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    What part of Chicago are they in? When we took Krys down there we had to haul her 4 large pieces of luggage up 3 flights of very curving stairs. I think I heard her friend refer to them as “typical Chicago stairways”.

    • Capri K said,

      December 14, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      Lincoln something? Square? Where is Krystyn? I thought she was back in the sand box!

  2. Honey's Older Sister said,

    December 13, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Their new first home is darling. I wish them much happiness and they are so lucky all of you could help especially when Michigan weather and Illinois weather can be so iffy.

  3. December 13, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Their place is adorable! I can picture what everything is going to look like once they set everything right. God bless them in their new home! 🙂

  4. warrenp94 said,

    December 19, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Looks like a really nice place! Our first place was tiny and more like a drafty barn. Yeah for them!

  5. Vickie said,

    January 2, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    I remember Beeve did an excellent job packing Scott’s u-haul truck many many years ago when Scott moved to Tulsa! It was impressive how he roped things so they wouldn’t fall over and damage other items. EVERYTHING arrived unbroken.

    All the pictures here are VERY nice! MISS YOU LOTS! Kelly !

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