This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
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!
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
Marilyn looks cold.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Where did the cars go?!
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
I was pretty impressed with this snowfall until the one that hit later in January. The second one shut a bunch of busses down. But the first one sure was pretty!
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
My street, snowed over.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
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!