Posts Tagged "snow"

Snow Day

Woke up this morning with a good amount on the ground. I’d heard there was going to be a lot of snow over two days (and possibly some colder temps, turning things to ice). All this got me out the door around 7:30 AM to get a jump start on clearing the driveway and sidewalk.

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The Store Before the Storm

Near the end of the work day, I decided to go out and grab some supplies. With a lot of snow in the forecast, I figured food delivery and grocery deliveries would be difficult/delayed, and we needed supplies at hand just in case.

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Ladder and Ice Removal

I hauled up a hammer, and a small shovel, to get rid of the snow. I worked pretty slowly, afraid that my motions would end up tilting me or pulling me off the ladder. I’ve had a not great track history with keeping my balance on ladders, and so doing all this two stories up was… daunting.

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Cleaning, Outside and In

One thought I had, while working outside clearing snow: there are a few ways to look at the world. Through an adult’s eyes, the snow is a chore, a task that blocks the ability to do other things. Through a child’s eyes, the snow is a wonder, a marvel of nature, the elements rearranged in a way we infrequently see.

Even as I was feeling tired and sore, I tried to look at the snow with a sense of wonderment. Because it really was a fantastic sight to behold.

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A Big Snow Day in Chicago

A little after 8AM, I decided to venture out to clear some snow. Liz and I were both working from home today, which – I just have to say is really awesome. That we are both able to do our jobs remotely is a serious luxury. And it was nice to be able to stay inside, on a day like today.

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Gathering Food, Gathering Storm

With news of the upcoming storm (Chicago is expected to get from 7″ – 10″ of snow, and up to 14″ in some areas), Liz and I decided it would be a good idea to stock up on some food before the weekend. It was a thought that, apparently, everyone else in the neighborhood had as well. On arriving at…

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Snowfall, Leaffall

The snow that was falling wasn’t quite hail, but ticked on the roof and windshield of the car. So I knew each bit carried a bit of weight.

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Suddenly, Snow

On our walk to the train, Liz and I barely saw anyone else. There were a few, significant whiteout moments due to all the lake effect snow we were getting. For a few minutes there, it felt like we were the only two crazy people in our neighborhood, braving the weather to go in to work.

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The Slow Melt

This bit of snow along our handrail has been leaning over more the past day or two. Each time I walk by, I’m careful not to disturb it – I genuinely want to see how far it will bend, before it totally crumbles under its own arc/weight.

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