So….We have had a grand total of 27” of snow here in the greater Chicago area and suburbs since Jan.31st…Seems like the minute we crossed the border into Illinois, the snow gods said, “OK, it’s good now..The Cave Dwellers have returned to the dreaded armpit of the nation….LET ‘EM PAY FOR IT!!!”….and hence came the white stuff…
Last Tuesday, when we got our 8-9” of a skier's dream, I decided I would take a walk to Walgreens…Hey, McGyver was out driving around in the stuff with our 4 wheel drive and I hadn’t had my walk yet…I struck out, along sidewalks that had not yet been shoveled…(I had just finished shoveling our deck and front sidewalk…did I need more exercise?NO!)
Our neighbor across the street was out shoveling too….Right pic, looking East down our street toward town…no shovelers here!
I know ….it is beautiful in photos….But I much prefer the sunny thermal rays of sun pouring down on me…preferably in Florida..
Those snowflakes were huge and wet…The Hiker looked pretty forlorn, being ignored in our back yard..
As you can see, not much going on here, except some sporatic shoveling, lots of whining, and many evenings by the fireplace…
There will be some excitement in the middle of April….Our son-in-law, John Wolff, qualified to run in the Boston Marathon on April 15th…I dug up a few photos of our Boston Marathon runner from the Cave archives…
….makes a mother-in-law proud !! John obviously fits nicely into the Crazy Cave family!
Aside from having a wonderful sense of humor, John is an accomplished runner…having run about 4 marathons and MANY half marathons…
He even ran 12 miles last weekend just for practice when they were here in Sandwich for the Cave-a-Palooza….and it was only 10 degrees!!!
Here he is after he got back from his run…He was almost steaming when he came in our warm living room!
Dennis and I are watching their boys for 4 nights while John and Chris hop a flight out of Midway Airport for the long weekend in Boston…Those Wolff “cubs” will keep us on our toes, and we cannot wait to spoil them rotten and then send them home!!
I need to welcome a new follower to the Cave pack…so everyone who has been sitting in the GMC, playing driver,…slide over!! Let Wendy climb aboard…Wendy lives in Florida and has a blog with some great photos…I sure hope she isn’t expecting us to haul-arse back to Florida anytime soon…..Maybe we can all take a short trip this summer…HOW ABOUT THAT, KIDS????
“What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless.”
― Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail