Really I haven't entirely dropped off the face of the planet.
But I'm in my new house - pictures will be posted soonish. I spent today not grading finals but trimming hedges and cutting grass and trying to breakdown boxes. I now have blisters (sigh) and have discovered a few more muscles in my arms that I had forgotten about.
Back to grading (maybe) at least until the hubby gets home. This is my week "off" between semesters meaning that I have copious amounts of work and grading and very little motivation.
To the knitting crew - there is plenty of room to come visit and we're just off the metra line so it's easy to get to the city.
We now have lots and lots of boxes :-) I love Uline - if you need boxes, check them out they're inexpensive and local to Chicago (and some other places) so we drove up and picked a FULL SUV of them. Go Toyota - it held lots and lots of boxes. We haven't started much packing yet but I know one of my goals for spring break.
And - more importantly the secondary inspections looked good for the new place. So now it's just a matter of figuring out the details and the exact timing of it all. Woohoo!!!!!! We should be moving before the end of April to Homewood!