I'm sure you have heard about our blizzard. Maybe it's your blizzard too, really if you didn't get it you can have the next one.
Went to bed with 50+ mile-an-hour wind whipping snow all around. Honest - I had a dream that involved being at a big fancy resort. I woke up and prepared myself before glancing out the window.
It was a white mess. My daughter wanted to take some pictures before I attacked the snow. She did and I'll share some below.
The first thing was to dig my way to the garage door. The snow drifted up on the door about 3 feet. After all that work, I went back in for some coffee. No rush, nobody is going anywhere soon.
Thank goodness a neighbor then let me borrow his snowblower to finish off the driveway. It helped but it still was tough going. We have a short driveway and typically the snow is not close to being this bad.
Here's a few pics. Also a link to an interesting and scary (I would nervous for sure) story.
snow bird (taken by daughter)
snow cake on the left side (taken by daughter)
snow-not-mobile (taken by SIL)
snow fun (taken by daugher)
Lastly this would be snow fun at all. Having a blizzard baby.
from a Chicago Tribune article:
Around midnight Tuesday, Julia and Andy Johnson lost power in their Logan Square home. Julia, 29, who was nine months pregnant, awoke with intense pains and immediately called her doctor. Uncertain that the pains were in fact contractions, the doctor told her to wait and see how it progressed.
By 2 a.m. this morning, Andy, 30, tried to dig out his car from 16 to 18 inches of snow. When he finally succeeded, he couldn’t get it to drive more than a few feet. He called his father and brother-in-law, but they couldn’t make it out. His brother, a Chicago firefighter, told him to call 911.
About 10 minutes later, a fire engine and ambulance arrived, but they couldn’t pull up to the building.
Here's link to the article.
(BTW - do you know ...)