So I finally got my power turned back on tonight a bit after 6:00…have been without since Thursday afternoon. Only really frustrating part was throwing out a lot of good food. Hardest part was trying to figure out what to do with myself having no computers/internet other than my N770 on GPRS. Mostly looking forward to a warm shower!
I wasn’t home during the storm and downtown (just a few miles away) it wasn’t that bad down there. Neighbors reported that it was the scarriest storm they’ve been thru (for whatever reason, Chicago seems to never really get hit that hard?) One even mentioned that the windows in their home were bowing from the crazy winds/pressure.
I’m amazed by some of the huge trees that came down — uprooted and all. The pictures speak for themselves.