Originally posted on Marta in Chicago:
My husband, Evan, and I live in an apartment in Lincoln Square, a great neighborhood a few miles north of downtown Chicago. The streets are tree-lined, and compared to the hustle and bustle of downtown, it’s very peaceful and quiet. Our third floor windows look out into tall, aged maple trees, which make our home feel like a tree house during the summer. Sounds great, right?
The one thing we’re missing is an outdoor space. We have a small landing out back, but no real patio or deck to enjoy the warm summer evenings. The biggest drawback is that we have nowhere to put our beloved grill, which currently resides up the street at our old apartment, getting plenty of love from our friends, Caitlin and Keith. They’re wonderful hosts who have us over often to grill and enjoy their lovely back porch (which we shared before leaving the building four years ago).
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