April in Chicago

I wake up this morning to this:

Uggh… some crazy mixture of snow, slush and rain. After getting off the train downtown, the wind picked up, and as a lady put it in the elevator “nothing like getting sandblasted in the face on your way in to work in the morning!” Indeed! What is going on with this weather?! At least I had my trusty GustBuster umbrella! Yes, I need an umbrella that has been certified to 55+ mph winds! Who doesn’t!? It sure came in handy this morning!

Storm Front

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As I was leaving the office today I witnessed a storm front rolling in engulfing the city. I’ve never seen anything like it before, it almost looked like a scene from a movie. Its amazing how nature can surprise us…

A fierce storm Thursday evening sent tornado sirens screaming and emergency crews rushing to clean up storm damage and restore power across the Chicagoland area. In some areas, 5.5 inches of rain fell in just 90 minutes…

Not so well

I realize that I’ve been really bad at blogging as of late. Many of you may think its because I’ve been busy at work – but that isn’t entirely the case… I’ve been diagnosed with walking pneumoniafantastic. Don’t even get halfway into my second week at the job, and I have to take 1.5 sick days… arrgh. It seems to be getting better, and I did work half of the day today – so I’m hoping the worst is behind me. On a positive note, I did get to meet my new neighbors!


As I was opening the window Tuesday night, I heard the sound of wings fluttering. I looked down, and lo and behold I had knocked the poor bird off of her nest! There were her two little yougins snoozing away! While staying home and resting the following day I saw them alone again and I had to take a pic! When I opened the shutters from the other window, who did I see?!


But big daddy watching over his birds! The pattern is as follows: mommy stays on the nest to keep the little guys warm (and to regurgitate their food… while daddy is out and about gallivanting around town. The only time she leaves the nest, is the few times that he comes back – does he step up and keep them warm?! Nope, just hangs out next to them watching me with his wee beady eyes!

The comments are open for name suggestions for the recently hatched!

Hutch is automatically disqualified for thinking “hot chicks”