Sunday, January 5, 2014


We just got the call that my son’s school will be closed tomorrow. Not surprising as many other schools in the area had already announced early closures due to the impending severe deep freeze.

We in the Chicago area are used to cold winters, but the next two days may be the coldest days in Chicago history. The high tomorrow will be well below zero, while Tuesday it may warm and we may break zero.

I don't know if we are ready, but I think "our" dog is.

We also got more snow this weekend so we are buried. Here is a look out at our deck and backyard (taken from the comfort inside the house):

Since it was still balmy this morning, about 16 degrees, we went sledding one more time before being shut in for the next few days.

Kai enjoyed it, though the strong wind made it feel really cold already.

Keep warm, everyone!


  1. Nice deck! Hopefully, we will have more snow in the next few days.

    It does look cold...but that fresh powder looks like a whole lot of fun!

    1. You are welcome to our snow, ha! We were glad to get the sledding in before it got too cold. Today the temperature has been around minus 10 degrees all day.

  2. Your snow is beautiful, but then, I like snow. ha. I heard a weather man joke yesterday that Chicago residents could crawl into their chest freezers to warm up! lol....

    1. I like snow, too, as long as I don't have to drive too far in it.

      Haha, that joke would be really funny except it's a bit too close to the truth. Our furnace went out last night so I'm looking for a good chest freezer to crawl into to warm up. :)


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