I saw this cheap trunk at Home Goods and wanted it for a coffee table, but couldn't transport it home. The next day, after work, I went back to measure it and see about shipping. And I decided just to strongarm it back on the bus. When Mom called to ask if I'd found out about the cost, I said, "Oh, yeah, shipping is free." Just a little sweat!
My first major snowfall (and the only one I really faced this year). I sure wouldn't want to drive in this! But I did learn that it takes a hell of a lot to shut this city down.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
I took this picture for Mom. This bar isn't far from my apartment, and we ate several dinners there in September when I moved out. It sure looked different five months later!
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
My neighborhood under snow.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Marilyn looks cold.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.