Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard in Chicago Day

     Here is the sight that greeted us this morning when we opened our back door.

      Needless to say, many hours were spent shoveling the 19 inches of snow that had fallen overnight.  My husband still had to go in to work, so after we shoveled the back stairs and yard, he strapped on a pair of snowshoes and headed to the train. He's standing in the middle of the street in this photo. Those snowshoes were a great idea!

Our street this morning
     One thing about having a dog is that you need to walk them, no matter what the weather. So Gypsy and I headed over to the school yard, which is normally off limits to dogs. But my feeling was, during a blizzard, who cares? She ran around with five other dogs whose owners had had the same idea.

The reason she's hard to see is because it was still snowing and blowing.

      On our way back from the walk we passed many cars snowed in and even stalled out and buried in snow in the middle of the street.

      Gypsy didn't mind the blizzard at all.  She ate lots of snow which meant that I had to take her out every couple of hours so she could go to the bathroom. She must have eaten gallons of water!

Notice the icicles on her mouth from all that snow eating.
When we finally got home it was time for lunch and nothing makes one feel as good on a blizzardy day as a plate full of spaghetti. I hope everyone else had as much fun as we did on our blizzard day!


Kelly said...

I'm an hour north and got hit too. It was actually kind of exciting! The kids played outside, my neighbors plowed my driveway for me, and we had a fun family day!

J.Tuttle said...

Glad to hear that Kelly. I found it exciting too! I bet the kids had a blast!

Heather said...

Gypsy is so adorable, and I love your street view photos. We had a great snow day with sledding, tunneling, board games, and hot cocoa and the girls will always remember it fondly, I'm sure!

Dottie said...

Ha, Gypsy looks so cute with the snow on her mouth.

I can't believe Dan had to work on Wednesday. The morning was still blizzardy.

Tabitha said...

Those pictures are fabulous!! I love the one of Gypsy with her snow beard. Hilarious!!!

Our neighborhood looks much the same, but you already know that since we live four blocks from each other. :)

J.Tuttle said...

Heather - Glad to hear you guys had fun and I love the sound of cocoa. Great idea!

Dottie - Gypsy was really happy to plow through the snow with her face in it. Funny! By the way, Dan rode his bike to work on wednesday, too.

Tabitha - I love it that you called it Gypsy's snowbeard! That's what it was!

SM said...

The snowshoes were a great idea, the spaghetti sauce looks yummy, and Gypsy and the snowbeard is just too cute for words. We are experiencing freezing rain this evening and the roads are extremely slick.

J.Tuttle said...

Oh,SM, the freezing rain doesn't sound good. Be careful if you have to go out! Waiting for spring!