Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Last night, rumbling walls woke me up. As I watched the perfume bottles on my dresser pop up and down, I realized what was happening. Another earthquake hit Chicago. I went back to sleep. You see, natural disasters are pretty common here. I've lived through blizzards, floods, tornadoes and this counts as the third earthquake I can remember. It was only a mild 3.8 on the richter scale. Those tremors were nothing compared to the 12.6 inches of snow that clobbered Chi-town yesterday. The snowfall broke the record for the most daily snow in 125 years. Top that off with blowing and drifting snow and 7-12 below wind chills and you've got a typical Chicago winter. How do I deal? Lots of coats, sweaters, boots and a highly developed appreciation for the whims of nature.