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Discussion in 'ORD/MDW | Chicago Area Airports' started by sobore, Feb 5, 2011.
I know most of you are still blowing snow and lifting shovels! (My back is killing me!)
I was out of town during the storm - came back when it was all over.
Came back today, streets are still pretty messy, but I couldn't have planned a week in Florida any better
I stayed at the Park Hyatt on Tuesday night on their special "BLIZZ" rate of $150. They gave me a room on the 12th floor that faced Michigan Ave, Water Tower and Lake Michigan and it was neat to watch the snow and thunder during the night. Waking up on Wednesday and seeing all the snow on the ground and hardly a vehicle on Michigan Avenue was quite interesting.
The snow is falling again today folks. Almost two inches in northwest 'burbs.
That's because all the vehicles were still on the drive. Glad you at least got to enjoy the "show."
Spent 45 minutes on the roof shoveling snow and breaking up an ice dam.
It was almost 2" thick and had damaged the tar of the roof. Something else to fix once it warms up.
We got lucky and all the snow blew off our roof during the blizzard.
I noticed that a few of the RJs that do MCI-ORD were canceled.. Good thing mainline was up and running!
The city finally made it out to my street today and shoveled the remaining massive drifts. Glad I could walk my dogs without trudging through waist high drifts!
Watch out when those drifts start melting, it's gonna get messy and slippery!
And sadly I don't own boots, I've been scaling these snow mountains in my mesh tennis shoes! Going to buy boots this weekend ....haha
I have 2 spots with terrible ice dams. Run gutter heating cable up and back, and into the gutter to make a path for the water when it starts to melt. Never had another drop of water in the house again from it. The water actually would backup under the shingles, and find a way in. All I have to do now, is remember to plug the coil in for a few hours on days that warm up and are sunny. It comes in so many lengths, you can pick the size that works best.
I have that on the one shallow pitch roof section of the main house, but this time it was the guest house, Hadn't had a problem with it before. Yours is a good idea, there's an exterior outlet directly below and to the side of the problem area; a 20 foot heat cable would do the trick.
Luckily no roof problems for us - just too much snow! No snowblower, so we have one path in and out of the driveway. Our street had only one lane plowed until yesterday. Now it looks like they may have dug up our yard as well as the snow - there is a pile of dirt on top of the moved snow. We now have a mountain in front of our house about 8 feet tall along the street. Won't see if they did damage our lawn until spring! Very thankful that we weren't on LSD that night and that we always had electricity. Ever since the Blizzard of 67 - (when I was 9 years old!) I always stock up when a storm is coming. My kids think I am a little crazy about this. Now they are both away at different colleges - one in St. Louis and one in Champaign. As they both got hit pretty hard with the same storm, I believe I earned some credibility!
I could not agree more!
It's nice when your kids finally realize you know what you're talking about.
Not that they'll admit it...
Yes, those moments are few and far between. I've heard rumors that once they turn 25, they actually start to appreciate us....can this be true?
I heard 45, I hope you are right!
City did a much better job this time. In 1979 my car was buried by a plow and stuck under ice for 4 weeks!
And as for kids, wait until they see you as the ultimate baby sitter.
'79 was a doozie. Wasn't that the end of Balandick?
If you are talking about Bilandic, yes it was. It opened up the door for Byrne then Washington.
You say Bilandic, I say Bal-an-dick!
I'm in far southern Illinois, so it's so amazing to me (every time) to see how much different our weather is, even in the same state. That huge snowstorm was, for us, just rain rain rain, all day.
I have had to shovel 4 times this winter, which is, i think, a record for me. All of those snow events were 1-2 inches. Unfortunately, often when you get the snow we get freezing rain and ice storms. I'll take snow over those, any day.
Hope you're all dug out by now, we've had a couple days of near 50 currently!