I'm sure you've heard of the blizzard that started on Tuesday night. Approximately 100,000,000 people were affected, myself included. Michael met me at work around 5 on Tuesday (we closed early, he had a guitar delivered to my store). Trying to hail a cab was difficult, as the first cabbie we found wouldn't go to Logan Square, but we got one. Trying to hail one the wind was 50-60 mph and almost knocked me down, and I couldn't see because I had ice flakes going into my eyes. After crawling up the Kennedy expressway we made it home safe.

However, my third floor apartment's windows were facing opposite the wind, and I was sure they would blow out. Not to mention there is a bare tree right outside the windows that were scraping and smacking against the glass, making it sound like there would be a zombie invasion. My roommate and I taped cardboard to the windows in case they broke and it looked (and still does) like this:

I was really upset at this point because as far as I knew I had to work on Wednesday and everyone I knew was off. In the middle of the night I heard the wind howling and the tree scraping the window and I was scared a window would blow out while I was at work and nobody would be home and Seymour would get hurt...

Yesterday I awoke to sun. There was still wind but it wasn't howling, and it was blowing the snow that was falling around. It seriously looked like a snow globe. The building I work in said stores didn't have to open if they didn't want to, and my boss said it was okay if I didn't open. I was so relieved! People I knew said the snow was up to their waists when they went outside.

I tried finding the beauty in it, after all I might never see so much snow again and it was so fresh. Here are some photos I snapped, makes the area around my home look like little toys.

I'm thankful that my power didn't go out, nobody I knew was hurt, and even though I feel kind of sick today I survived the blizzard of 2011!


Huzzah! Vintage said...

glad you survived!

ps: while you were taping up your windows, we were enjoying ice cream cake here in CA.


Glad you've stayed safe!

While this weather you've been experiencing in the Midwest has been so severe, I must admit that I've really gotten a lot of enjoyment out of the term 'Thundersnow'.

Kelly Lauren said...

so crazy!!!! that sounds awful but I'm so glad you are ok and those pictures are really quite awesome. and haha, ohhhhh Gina, what a brat! yeah it was like summer here last week! But it's supposed to be raining and 50 degrees next week. Crazy weather wherever you go.

I'm glad you're ok, though! you can tell your grandchildren that you survived the blizzard of 2011! haha