After 8 days, and countless photo postings to Facebook, we arrived in Evanston late Tuesday night. We live in southeast Evanston, close to Lake Michigan and convenient to public transit.
We beat our furniture and dishes here, so for the next week or so we'll be living in a no-frills apartment. Our wifi/cable will be installed this Saturday, without a TV to connect it with.
These are very minor inconveniences in the grand scheme. We love our neighborhood and it feels great to be back. And thanks to our numerous means of digital connectivity, we're just a keystroke away from our Bay Area friends now and forever. That feels great too.