Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Growing up in the Midwest, there comes a time during a blizzard when you realize you've prepped all you can, you stop caring how/when you'll be able to get out of your abode, and you just enjoy life slowing down a bit. The City of Chicago is all but shut down. Most people I know had a "snow day" today, work is canceled. Every school is closed. It's unprecedented in the almost-twenty years I've lived in the Windy City.

Our official snowfall is around 20 inches, but it's supposed to quit sometimes this afternoon. I have taken so many pictures. It's mesmerizing. And it's reminiscent of childhood when during heavy evening snowfalls, your stomach would get a little tingly at the thought of a school cancellation the following day. If you were lucky, they'd announce the cancellation the night before (not my school, of course).

Yesterday around 3 PM...


This morning around 9 AM...

I have to face the fact I won't be able to dig the car out until June or later. In addition, I don't think I'll be able to get to it until sometime in late April...

1 comment:

  1. Oh my Gad! I know we chatted about this, but I love the pictures. Good grief. How did you not want to go out and just roll around in it?