We Are Not Yet Frozen
Thanks to everyone who expressed concern for our well-being during Chicago’s recent spell of severe weather. We are fine. In fact, Judy had to spend this past week in Los Angeles for her job. She’ll be getting home late tonight.
As for me, I was in Springfield, about a 3 hour drive south of Chicago, from last Friday until yesterday. Springfield was cold, about -10 (F), but not quite as cold as Chicago’s -22.
When I got home, I found the accumulated result of several snow storms. The sidewalk and driveway needed clearing, and the driveway was blockaded by a pile of snow and ice up to 4 feet tall in places.
Today I got started on digging us out from under. My first priority was to break through the blockade between our driveway and the street. The temperature was 10 degrees, which felt almost balmy.
This weekend the temperature is supposed to rise above freezing, and we might even get some rain. The traffic and city plows have already churned and shoved the snow off the streets.
A cheerful thought is that the majority of winter is behind us. We have started February, which has only 28 days, and after February comes March, which at least in theory could be the beginning of spring. So things are looking up, or they will be once I’ve shoveled all this )@#*&% snow.