Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard 2011

(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.



  1. What a great idea to take before pictures of your home . . . clever girl! We just dug out part of Jenny's car . . . then we came in and made a great latte. Glad we have electricity. Is Wheaton University closed?

    Stay safe. I'm enjoying this day.


  2. Love the before and after pics. Good job! And that shot of the dog racing through the snow. Priceless. Stay warm!

  3. Sounds like a nice day, Glenda. Yes, Wheaton closed today, which they NEVER do. So my daughter has had a couple of days off (they already had no classes on Tuesday for something else). I think they'll get back to it tomorrow.

    Thanks, Kathy! My dog is a hoot!

  4. Gives me chills looking at those "after" pictures! I was showing my son pictures from Lake Shore Drive with all the abandoned cars. He asked where it was and when I told him Chicago he said, "That's a place I don't think I ever want to go." Cracked me up.

  5. Good to see a dog who appreciate all kinds of weather!

    When we lived in Michigan, we had the world's most adorable Basset hound. His legs were about six inches long. He was not so fond of deep snow. :)