First Snow of 2012 in Chicago

So it finally happened. We got our snow. And for that matter the cold is finally kicking in. But let’s be honest it’s MID-JANUARY and it’s just starting to get winterish. That’s pretty damn cool. I mean basically we’re  getting a half-winter. All we have to do is make it through the rest of the month and February and we’re home free. March will be chilly but nobody is going to confuse that for winter.

So is this the end of the world or what? I mean Chicago is  a place you could say produces “Professional Winters.” We are not amateurs at this, so what’s happening? Is it the global warming or just a matter of a “lucky break” this year? Either way it’s very ironic for me. Last year my furnace blew out and basically I had to wait until April 1st to get my new one. So the joke was on me; I froze my ass off and then this year I’ve got my brand new furnace only running occasionally. But hey, like I said it’s a gift horse, so I’m not gonna look TOO hard in its’ mouth.

 So as usual on this blog I guess I’ve got to include a few snap shops as “proof” or something. This year my neighbor passed away, so I’m shoveling the family’s snow along with another neighbor. He got out a little earlier than me and shoveled some, but there was still enough for me to get some nice pictures.