by Swazzette

Happy Groundhog's Day and Happy Blizzard! What a way to start of the month of February. The snow finally stopped and we faced a mountain of white stuff everywhere we turned. After shoveling the front steps, front walk, and three flights of back stairs, there was NO way we were going to tackle Deb's car in the parking lot. The lot had around a foot or two of snow, so even after removing the snow from the car...we weren't going anywhere fast. Then we opened our garage door to see if we could get MY car out and discovered another mountain! Did I mention that they don't plow alleys in Chicago....so again, even if we could have backed out...we wouldn't have gotten very far down the alley. With the way the wind blew, it really was the luck of the draw as to which cars were buried. Check out the cars across the street. They were the lucky ones, whereas the ones nearest to our lot were buried.

Check out more of my shots from Snowmageddon here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=207077&id=1346467360&l=0d47724f47

I gotta tell you...that snow is mighty heavy and my back is paying the price tonight. Not sure if we'll make it to work again tomorrow since we have no way to drive there, and I'm not sure I can make the long trek through the drifts to a train station. Long trek?I can hardly stand! Oy, I'm gettin' old!
Oy vey. The snow is crazy! And, dang! Your car is so burried! YIKES! Rest that back!
February 3rd, 2011  
you could x-country ski to work.........naw stay home!
February 3rd, 2011  
Wow! Chicago got the worst of it I think. My city shut down but that was because the plows couldn't keep up. Even my school district closed! Twice! (They RARELY close here). You got a lot more snow though! I saw the pictures of Lake Shore Drive on our news tonight - I was shocked! I hope your back feels better! Get yourself a wonderfully large cup of cocoa and think about all those calories you burned! :)
February 3rd, 2011  
Wow that is an incredible amount of the white stuff!! what is happening to the weather. My sister in Australia just survived one of the worst cyclones in history- altho they still dont know the condition of their house.
February 3rd, 2011  
You have my deepest sympathy on the task of shoveling. Got Snow!
February 3rd, 2011  
Are you sure there's a car under that drift?? Wow! You guys got clobbered!
February 3rd, 2011  
well, it was someone else's turn for a change. Looks like a northern MI town. Get out & play in it!
February 3rd, 2011  
Maybe you should put something on your antenna, so you can find it next time. Lol
February 3rd, 2011  
hahahahaha! I love your editing. Your FB photos were great too. Looks similar to down here for snow. I think we ended up with 17-20 inches. Stay safe and warm.
February 3rd, 2011  
Whoa...gotcha good, huh? It'll melt.....eventually :)
February 3rd, 2011  
Wow and funny shot. Good luck moving around.
February 3rd, 2011  
oy is right, I too am aching from all this shoveling. I need me a nice your strapping shoveling lad, oh wait I have one, my son. hahaha
February 3rd, 2011  
Oh no! lol. What an amazing shot this is!
February 3rd, 2011  
omg so much snow, thanks for sharing all your pictures with us Sue!
February 3rd, 2011  
OM...what a shot. That will be a shot to look back on come July.
February 3rd, 2011  
I knew you'd have a wonderfully descriptive picture and lots to tell about the adventure! We got last night's WGN broadcast and felt as though we'd been through it with you...only from a warm place! I don't know how the city begins to move again until some of this melts or is cleared away! That's just crazy!
February 3rd, 2011  
Wow. I did not know that snow could be anything but fun. Hope it is over for you soon.
February 3rd, 2011  
Amazing pics - have never seen such deep snow.
February 3rd, 2011  
Geez, it's interesting how the snow really piles up on some, but not others.
February 3rd, 2011  
Ouch! I sooooo do not miss those winters!!! (They're fun to experience through photos,tho!)
February 7th, 2011  
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