Snow Day – Part 2

With our snow day on Wednesday, Cora, Gwen and I dressed up in our winter clothes and went out to check out the snow. Correction, they went out in their winter clothes. I put on an extra pair of socks with my tennis shoes.

The first challenge was making it out of our breezeway.


And things didn't get much better out on the street either…


But then we trudged on to Gwen's school, where the girls took a romp thru the snow.


And while the city was making sure that it got the main roads plowed…


They really hadn't gotten around to doing the side streets yet.

But somehow, this guy made it out..


Speaking of digging out, after out walk, Cora and I took on the task of digging out that breezeway.


No, this isn't what I wore on the walk, or for the shoveling, just for the photo ops.


And while we were out walking, I pointed out to Cora an example of what we in Chicago call, "dibs". If you shoveled out the spot, you can claim it with "dibs" and no one is supposed to park there.


And woe unto he who violates the "dibs code".




Cora said...

What would be funny would be to switch all the "dibs" chairs around up and down the street.

Well, funny to US anyway.

Vodka Mom said...

I'm planning on making brown ice cubes out of the five thousand inches of ice now piled around my driveway.

Anonymous said...

After hearing about the weather in Chicago I was going to drop you a line about being careful, but after reading your blog today, I think you guys are doing ok.I have never seen so much snow as you have.

Cora said...

By the way, I am SERIOUSLY tempted to buy you some darn snow boots for Valentine's Day.

J.J. in L.A. said...

I was just commenting on FB that I'm glad my dad moved from CT to CA.

Chicago is now on my "Don't move there" list. ; )

Callista said...

WOW! Thats ALOT of SNOW!!!! Glad none of you got lost in it.
The dibs chair is cracking me up.

SkylersDad said...

We didn't get much snow, only the cold. I love your dibs snow troopers!

That Janie Girl said...

Dang, dude, that is SOME snow!

I like the Dibs idea.

Wonder if that will work when you're shopping?

Prunella Jones said...

Wow, that's the kind of snow that looks like you would need to strap tennis rackets to your feet in order to trek safely through the streets, or something.

Prunella Jones said...

Wait, tennis rackets strapped to your feet to walk in snow? That totally made sense to me a minute ago, but now it sounds demented.

Don't mind me, I obviously need more coffee.

Prunella Jones said...

And by coffee I mean meth amphetamines. Got any? ;-)

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

I've never seen "dibs" up here...maybe that's a kind, trusting technique just used by midwesterners.

Scope said...

Jan, there is nothing kind or trustworthy about dibs. Violate it, and your car may get keyed, water (or SuperGlue) poored in your locks, and piles of snow thrown onto your car.

By your MOM! Imagine what they do to strangers!

Shana said...

Cool photos!

I love the dibs!