It is a beautiful sunny day here in Austin so we managed to get a few more house projects done this weekend. We really don't have much more to do besides wait for TA. I still plan on painting the cabinets in the guest house and painting/wallpapering the office, but other than that, we're good. We are going to Dallas this coming weekend for a better-late-than-never Valentine's Day dinner. Reservations are set at Craft/Dallas which is in the W Hotel and owned by Tom Collichio (sp) of Top Chef fame. As much as we love Austin, and there are great restaurants, we miss the truly fine dining we had access to in Chicago...so we go to Dallas. Never thought I'd be looking so forward to a trip to Dallas, but after all the stress of the past few months, I'll take what I can get. Plus, we're going to China in a few weeks and I really can't complain!
No more news yet on when we are leaving, but according to our agency we should have our A5 on the 25th...then TA! Then XJ! It's really getting close!
Here are some new pictures of the projects. Friends of ours went on a trip to Singapore/Japan/Bali last month and brought us back these calligraphy paintings of our names...I got them framed and they hang in our entry. The other pictures are of the guest house...those of you saw it when it was a rental, with the ugly yellow paint, might not recognize it!