Well, we survived the Blizzard of 2011.
This was the 3rd largest snowfall in Chicago history.
Here in Arlington Heights we got 22 inches.
It was pretty scary at times,
the wind gust of 60 mph made the windows bow in and out.
The howling of the wind scared Emma big time.
The thunder snow was incredible!
The lightening lit the sky up in blue and greens.
I don't think I need to experience this again.
The roads yesterday were still only one lane in each direction.
It usually takes my husband 15 minutes to get home from work
but yesterday it took an hour and a half!
The day before the storm,
back in MI,
my daughter was driving to work...
This is what happens when a contracted snow plower
drives after being up all night.
He turned left in front of my daughter
and with all the traffic she could go no where
but into him.
He got 3 tickets!
She got a very stiff neck, body aches everywhere
and a sprained wrist.
Fortunately, her back is ok.
She has been recovering from a broken back.
Today is her first day back to work and she's scared to drive.
Can't blame her!
This is what happens in Chicagoland when you get a blizzard...
My husband was fortunate to get home before traffic got too bad.
Some were not so lucky,
thousands were stranded overnight on Lake Shore Drive in
This is the apartment across from us.
This is outside the back door of our building.
We were fortunate that our complex did snowblow our walk
and made a one car wide path for emergencies.
So much snow to eat!
Right in front of our apartment.
I was watching that tree blowing all night,
hoping it would stay standing!
Yes, please stop!
We don't need any more snow!
We need spring and warm weather!
Headed to Michigan to pack up part of the house
and to help my daughter and son in law clean.
He's busy working and going to school full time.
The doctor has her resting.
She's not suppose to work but
this is her first year
and wants her job next year!
Hope you all are surviving these cold winter days!