I am so thankful that CT and I are home, safe and sound. (CT's office closed today around noon, and they've already closed the office for tomorrow.) Since CT works in downtown Chicago, I was really relieved when he called to say that he was on the train heading home, and that he would also be home tomorrow.
We've checked-in with all immediate family members... everyone is accounted for and all are home safe and sound too. Outside... well... not so good. Lots of snow mixed with lots of wind. (When I say "lots", I'm talking about 18-24 INCHES of snow in the forecast. Factor in winds at about 40-50 MPH, and your looking at some serious drifting.) Here are a few photos taken this afternoon:
Outside our front door:
And out our back patio door...
Considering we are only at the beginning of the storm and the worse is yet to come, I can only imagine what things will look like tomorrow. The wind is just howling right now... it is truly unbelievable. I'm hoping my poor little trees don't topple over in this wind and the fence holds up. Oh, CT just said to me, "Honey, I think this is our first official blizzard together." Gee, how romantic.
Anyway, much of the country is experiencing what we are right now. So, wherever you are at, I hope that you are safe and warm. Tomorrow: the dig out.