The center of the huge blizzard storming its way across the nation just blew through Chicago. We had 50mph winds, which was actually a good thing because it kept the snow from piling up on top of our cars! We got a good 20". The end result wasn't too horrible because Chicago spends a ton of money on snow removal (salt trucks!) The city DID essentially shut down on Wednesday though, so most of us worked from home, drank hot cocoa, and enjoyed the thundersnow. I daydreamed about what life as Laura Ingalls might have been like!
We did have one really scary thing that happened... there were several car wrecks on Lake Shore Drive, blocking traffic and stranding hundreds of cars in the midst of the blizzard... right by the lake. Cars ran out of gas, people had to abandon their vehicles, 14 hour commutes. THAT was no bueno. Although why those people chose to drive right by the lake in the first place... I will never know. Did they all just move here from Florida?
OK that was mean, but... seeing the crazy wind and snow - you couldn't have paid me to drive on the ice slick known as Lake Shore Drive. See what I mean?
As for me, I worked from home, ate a lot of Clementines, drank a little mint hot cocoa, and baked Snow Day bread. My car's still blocked in by snow drifts... I should probably shovel that out, huh? :)
My friend Jenna lives in a high-rise, so she took a crazy video of the storm with her fantastic view. Go check it out!