The official total here in Bolingbrook is 15.8 inches. The official Chicago total at O'Hare Airport is 19.3 inches, making it the 5th biggest snowstorm in recorded weather history, evidently.

Had some brown outs throughout the day and evening yesterday, took J two-ish hours to clean out the driveway and walks before we could leave to do our shelter shift yesterday afternoon, the DirecTV satellite remains offline (dish is probably covered in snow--will be checking that in a little while), but otherwise we're fine.

Big-ass pile up out on I-294 south near I-55: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/02/02/large-pileup-crash-on-i-294-snarls-traffic/ Happened around 0915 this morning, I guess. A total clusterfuck, which makes me ever so glad I don't have to make a trek up to K-town and back until later this month possibly. People, they don't know how to drive in this stuff, you see... :/ You'd think most people living here most of their lives, driving in this sort of weather year after year...yeah, not so much... :/

UPDATE: Just tried the TV again--huzzah for sun melt! The DirecTV is working again!! :) LOL, first world problems, I tell ya... ;)

J (and a good chunk of his colleagues, judging on his metrics) are working from remote today. He's taking me to a doctor's appointment to get a suspicious mole like thing checked out at 1500. Will be able to get there just fine with J's Expy; Bridget's probably a little too small to brave some of the drifts I know are still remaining out there...Glad J's going along for moral support--especially if they decide to remove the offending mole thingus from my person--he can serve to hold my hand and comfort me during same. ;)

More snow in the coming days, though not calling for any major accumulation that I know of. Winter in the Great Midwest--she's finally arrived!
( Feb. 2nd, 2015 08:21 pm)
Suspicious mole thingus I made brief mention of in my last post has been looked at and is not actually a mole. It's a very small vericose vein cluster that's irritated, which is why it bleeds at random times when it is particularly irritated. Nurse practitioner says it's about the size of a mid-sized pin head, which was how I felt it and as how I saw it in the mirror as well. Says there's really nothing to be done for it, save for cauterizing it to stop the random bleeding. Given it's in my girly region, a very sensitive place to say the very least, we're holding off on cauterizing the damned thing until/if it gets bigger or more bothersome. I'm just glad it's not infected or anything gnarly like that. :/ It's also very benign and nothing to worry about, which makes this girl very happy, indeed.

I was so sure it was a mole, I was somewhat surprised to find out it was something else altogether; I didn't ask those pertinent questions such as how does one get varicose vein clusters in that region of the body and why do they bleed when irritated? I plan on calling the women's center's nurse line to ask those questions sometime tomorrow... ;) My bad--I get all flustered and stuff when I'm at the doctor for any reason, let alone something going on with my girly bits...Again, at least it's something minor and benign!

In other news--I got weighed, as is wont to happen when visiting a health provider. I've lost four pounds since my last weigh in at the end of December!! :) It ain't much, but I'll take it!! :) Yay!! :)
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