This afternoon at lunch time, I decided to go for a walk around Lincoln Square to see what the storm had wrought. Residents were slowly going through the paces of clearing side walks and a few parents were playing with they kids who got a snow day today. To my great surprise though, a few businesses actually managed to stay open.
As I got to the corner of Lincoln and Wilson, I noticed that not only were there people in the Daily, but it was packed!
Snowpocalypse? Snowmageddon? SNOMG? Who cares, let’s shovel and then go grab a beer.
Later on in the evening I went for another tour of the neighborhood with some friends of mine. As we walked down Giddings, between Oakley and Leavitt, we came across a truck, with a plow blade no less, that got stuck in the middle of the street. When we came across the truck, there were about half a dozen people trying to push the truck out. By the time we managed to get it out, a good 15-20 minutes later, it had become a neighborhood project with a good 15 people involved.
Major storms like this are definitely a hassle, especially if you need to drive anywhere. However, they always serve as a nice reminder that we are a community. It’s always on days like this when I see neighbors chatting, helping shovel each other out, and rescue cars from the drifts.