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 neighborhood under snow.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
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.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
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!
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
Marilyn looks cold.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.