I am really fortunate that I didn’t have to drive anywhere today. Thankfully, I just walked to the Metra stop, which is quite close to our place. If I had to dig this guy out though… yeesh.
This morning, Liz was going to join Meg and Michelle for a purse-making class that ultimate got canceled due to the weather. Despite the cancellation though, I still decided to head out to run a few errands in the morning (getting some groceries, coffee, and breakfast).
I was up super early this morning, and headed to the gym around 6AM. While I did shovel out my spot yesterday, I didn’t go so far as to claim dibs on the space by putting a chair or two to save it. I did it briefly, when I first moved to Chicago… but haven’t really done it ever since….
Since we’re working from home today, Chris chatted with me on IM to ask if I wanted to meet up at Longman & Eagle for lunch. It was a short trek (despite the snow), and so Liz and I bundled up and made our way out around noon. A few smaller side streets had been cleared, but after the mid-morning…
Looking down the alley, I spotted a guy whose car was stuck. Not in a parking spot, not in a garage – the car was stuck right smack in the middle of the alley. From afar, I asked if I could take his photo and he said “Sure.” Then, he told me to wait and climbed up on top of his car with his snow shovel.
This is Logan Boulevard. See that patch of snow near the bottom of the photo? That’s the curb. I slid off into the street several times because the curb was buried underneath snow. Logan Boulevard is normally four lanes, but cars were only driving in the middle. So while I was walking around… I was inadvertently walking down the street without even knowing it.
It was definitely snowing and gusting a lot more than comes through in these photos. Though there wasn’t a lot of snow on the ground, it definitely was beginning to accumulate… and you could start to see traffic snarling up. Glad we got out of work early, and we were definitely glad to be home.