Friday, February 4, 2011

Whewwww - What A Week!

So the Chicago Blizzard of 2011 has come and gone (although I understand that the weather is still bad in other parts of the country.)  I am very pleased to say that we survived.  After being snowed in for the last two days, we are finally able to venture out today.  The first attempt to clear the snow off the driveway was not good.  Our goal was to clear enough of an opening to get one car out to the street.  Here was the driveway as of close-of-business on Wednesday.

Here's what the driveway looks like today (sorry for the garbage can - it is garbage day today.)

The entire driveway is still not cleared (sorry, I can't do the snow removal thing when temperatures are only 8 degrees) but at least there is plenty of room to get a car out.  Oh, and we can now get in and out of the front door too.

CT also managed to dig out the mailbox, so we will be able to get mail delivery today.  Now, all we have to do is wait for the roof guy to get here.  (Yes, we have some kind of roof damage due to the high winds during the blizzard.  I found this out the hard way when, after shoveling, I sat down on my couch and all of a sudden... drip... drip... drip... water fell on my head from the beam in the family room.  I have no idea what the roof repair and beam repair will cost, but I guess that is why we have home owners insurance.)

With that said, it is Friday, and life is still good.  The sun is shining today.  After CT finishes work today, we will run a few errands, work on the driveway a little more, and prepare for the weekend.  Maybe a picture show tomorrow (I REALLY want to go see "A King's Speech", and then Superbowl on Sunday.  Since the Chicago Bears are not in the Superbowl, I really don't care who wins.  Maybe I will root for Green Bay.  Maybe not. 

Hope you have a great weekend!  Stay safe, wherever you are!  




  1. It is totally amazing all of the snow you guys have gotten! Beautiful photos, great blog. I'm glad things have calmed down enough for you to venture outdoors! Hugs...

  2. Snow is SNOW much fun! Did you ever get to see the movie?


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