Move In Day

This post is by Jeff Carter from Points and Figures

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Finally, my wife and I can sort of move back into our apartment.  What a long strange trip it’s been.  We moved out on November 1. We have been gypsies since. Since that time I have been sick consistently.  I am now getting over another flu like thing.

We drove all over the South with our puppy who was a trooper in the car.  I was able to check out Atlanta, and spent some time in NYC. I’ll be in both places again this year.  We finally sent our pup out to a farm in western Illinois and for the last week and a half have been squatting in a friend’s house in southwest Michigan.

Our place is still not quite done but it’s livable.  Now we have to get some furniture.

It will be nice to be back in Chicago full time and get a normal ritual to lives.  It will be great to actually cook at home and eat in instead of a different restaurant every night.  It’s going to be a great pied a terre in Chicago which is exactly what we had in mind when we bought it over a year and a half ago.

Excited to meet people face to face again, and I am going to be able to mentor at Northwestern’s Kellogg school tonight.

I love seeing other parts of the country and meeting people from other parts of the country.  I like going through local groceries and stores to see what’s on the shelves.  In Nashville, I found a little deli with pimento cheese, cured country hams and lemon chess pie.  If you listen and watch it really can help you with perspective. Living in a city with lots of public transportation can give you tunnel vision.  Usually when we do it, we actually have a place that we can bounce back to.  I didn’t like the feeling of being untethered.

I’ll be in Chicago for the rest of the month.  The first week of March I will be in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency downtown for a venture summit.