I just bought a house in Palatine. 8 days later my tree fell down on my deck in the middle of the night. That's just the way my life goes but I keep plugging away.
I'm a really simple dude. I like to ride my motorcycle, do fun runs like tough Mudder, go camping and or sit by the fire pit ( and next year I'll have a really nice one where the tree used to be), and binge watch TV shows.
After a bike trip last year, to the tail of the dragon, I started growing the beard out. Unless I have a reason to keep it I'm probably going to lose it at the end of this riding season (2015).