Wednesday, February 02, 2011
We just got hit by a huge blizzard here in Chicago. I woke up this morning to snow drifts over 4 feet tall in the backyard. Bianca (my dog) had fun trying to forge a path out into the yard, and then refused to come back inside, she loved it. I had to watch her carefully because we have a 4 foot fence and the snow was drifted over the top in some places, as you can see:
Due to the high winds, the snow was only maybe 6 inches in some spots but drifted to 3-4+ feet high in others. Some of the cars on my block are bare of snow and others you can hardly see! Officially we got 20 inches.
Classes were canceled, I didn't have and classes today but I do have one tomorrow, so: snow day! Unfortunately we're supposed to have single digit temps overnight and tomorrow.
I spent a lot of time shoveling, luckily our walkway was one of those spots where the snow did not accumulate, although there was a 3+ foot hill of snow on the lawn nearby. The sidewalk was not so lucky, and I was only about to clear about 3/4 of it before I had to give up for the time being. My back hurts from shoveling but I am going to try to play DDR tonight anyway.
Oh here is a video of the snow, and Bianca in the yard: