So we've survived the Chicago Blizzard of 2011 (that has hit more than just Chicago). It stopped snowing but it's freaking cold out (mostly due to the wind) and snow removal is a slow process. That's fine with me. We are lucky - our power never went out, so we've got heat, a refrigerator full of food and internet (and Netflix!).
And photos! Duh. Of course there are photos!
This was my car this morning:
Yup. Not going anywhere for awhile. (Where would I go anyway? Everything is closed.)
Time to start clearing out the driveway.
Trying to get shots of the backyard. Hard to get through the snow drifts + the large gate.
More snow blowing.
Cleared off the front steps.
Investigating the back yard with the neighbor.
Snow drift in the other neighbor's back yard. And yes, that's a tall fence. As tall as a person.
Clearing the sidewalk.
Here is the video made on my roommate's camera last night (starting with the video it was in response to). Check out the lightning around 1:25ish.