(Taken around 1:00 p.m. yesterday)
(Taken at 8:00 a.m. this morning)
(See that bench?)
(Now do you see that bench?)
(Now you see bushes . . .)
(Now you don't!)
You get the idea. We had a lot of snow last night. Over 20 inches, to be exact, which makes this officially the third largest snowstorm in Chicago EVER.
Here in my yard I measured 24 inches, but I'm not official. And besides, what's an inch or three anyway? Just a lot of back-breaking work, that's what!
Thunder the Wonder Dog had a GREAT time running, no, racing through the snow. She just comes alive when there's snow on the ground. Must be a Lab thing.
After she was good and tired (ha!) we went for a walk. This gives you an idea of how deep the snow is.
We ran into my neighbor, Jenny, who's a faithful reader of my blog. (Hey Jenny! Now I can call you Jenny from the Blog--ha!)
I took lots of pictures like this. Everyone spent the day basically trying to shovel out their cars and driveways. For a while there it looked like we were all going to be stuck here forever!
But no, the weather man has assured us that we won't be stuck here forever, just a few more days (we just found out there's another snow day tomorrow). Punxatawny Phil didn't see his shadow today, so I guess Spring is right around the corner.
Just ask my neighbors.