Author: Integro Rehab

Even though I'm still walking around with a winter hat, apparently it's spring here in Chicago. My friendly, negotiating sub-contractors from the winter have become the overwhelmed, hardball version of themselves: Ally: "So, is that a yes?" Sub-Contractor: *grunt, shrug* Ally: "Great, see you next week!" The joy of...

Hello, spring! Real estate season is HERE. Holy cow. 5 closings and 2 new projects before May, yaaaaay. Good news! We got heat in the Kenwood house a couple weeks ago. The technician was very friendly. We are less than a month from completion and chomping at...

We are so close to being done with Kenwood! SO CLOSE...

I'd be lying if I said there weren't a lot of dreams crushed in the Kenwood house. I watch HGTV and DIY and those guys that build tree houses and am inspired to salvage EVERYTHING. When I walked into Kenwood last spring, one of the...

While we're submitting for Permit at the Hoyne house, drywall is going up in Kenwood - that is, of course, after we figured out how to get 10-foot sheets onto the upper floors (we took out a plank of the floor from the master bedroom...

Sweet Home Chicago! How we love you so! Just when we were starting to get rolling on finishing Kenwood and beginning Hoyne, you feel the need to have a sense of humor...

Well, so far it has been an eventful New Year. I was gallivanting through Switzerland and Alsace for 2 weeks enjoying 50 degree weather, immaculate views, and my new engagement!   [gallery ids="1632,1633,1634,1635"] My second day home in 0 degree weather, I couldn't wait to see how the...

Let me just say, I've heard no silver bells in the Kenwood house this week. Last Monday, the house was a flurry of activity - my new favorite Mechanical/HVAC contractor, Marcin, was incredibly professional and on-task, Tomas was going to town on plumbing, Sebastien and the other...

So, I locked myself out of the Kenwood house today. Not my brightest moment. The very front door no longer has a key, we've been locking the 2nd front door behind it. The 2nd front door was removed apparently. I was knocking on the door as a...