The Big Chill, 2014

Wow, cold and windy outside.

What did I do this weekend?

Shoveled snow.

Snow dropping off, but cold is getting colder.

Update Monday, Jan. 6 – Chicago broke an all-time low record today @ about 8am: -16°F. At the same time, it was only -11°F at the South Pole. ‘Nuff said…

Good riddance, 2013

All things told, 2013 wasn’t a bad year for us (Romy & I), but it was certainly nothing remarkable.

One the upside, we refinanced our house, had a better-than-expected trip to South Dakota and we’re both still employed – the latter no small feat in this sluggish economy.

On the downside, we lost some friends and family this year: Doris, Mary Rose and, of course, Action Jackson.

Weather overall was just … whatever. Never too long a spell of hot or cold, but not a good year for growing a garden.

All in all, 2013 kinda sucked. Not at all sorry to see it go.