Saturday, February 25, 2006
Went to IKEA to buy some TV stand. What nice about IKEA is since it has so much variety that you are bound to find something very close to what you are looking for. We did and came home, constructed and done. Do not want to live a house filled with IKEA stuff but using it wisely is alright.
What we thought funny was even some of the plain simple stuff, they had some designers' pix on it. People care??
Just had a generator and voltage regulator replaced by RMG. Cost me $520 but could I have done it myself? Unfortunately not. Now the interior light is very bright at night and so far she is running fine too. It seems that idle is stable at 1000 rpm and since the belt was replaced, it sounds a bit stiffer and mechanically sound as well.
Bought a sofa from Milan. This is the kind I always wanted and now I have place to put it. Order was placed last November, so took about 2month to get here. Not bad.
It got to SFO and drove my wagon 9PM to get it and they forklifted the half on top of my wagon. I think it was overloaded weight wise but I did it anyway. Way back on freeway, all the wrapping flew away. I almost lost one of the cushion came with it. Phew.
Friday, February 24, 2006
Went to Chicago to see Frank Llyod Wright especially the Robbie house. Also saw Trinity church and FLW’s home. Robbie house was most impressive appearance wise.
It was interesting to hear that the original owner the Robbie only lived there a year and half since his father died and his will was to clean the debut so his son had to sell his brand-new house. Well, can not tell how much he loved his father but a dead man can not speak, so if he loved his new house so much, I am pretty sure there was a way to keep the house. However he did not, so I suspect that the new owner did not find the new house as comfy as he thought he would. Also the guide (Susan, the Trinity ;-) was saying that they had a basement where FLW did not design furniture for it and where Robbies placed some of THEIR furniture and end up spending much of their time there.
The house looked nice but I bet it was not so nice to live.