One thing that Mesa does not like are trains. I took him trainspotting on the Chicago "Racetrack" yesterday and today, but he was not amused when trains rumbled past him. Overall it has been disappointing for me. I only saw 1 intermodal today. Yesterday was only a little better with a 3-way meet between an EB Metra, a WB intermodal, and the WB Southwest Chief being the only excitement.
I had a Chicago-style hotdog today! Hooray for Henry's!
My old hometown is really going to the shitz. Four blocks from my mom's house someone firebombed a house which killed one person. I drove past the site today and noticed gang graffiti on the neighboring abandoned house which also burned. I also read that some gangbanger was killed in a drive-by last week about a mile away. I really want my mom to move, but I also saw how many of the old timers are still around when I took my mom to the senior center to pick up a free turkey. BTW, she's giving me the turkey since we're going to her brother's tomorrow, so we will have turkey at our holiday furmeet on the 18th.
I think that's about it. Hopefully Kitty will make it here tomorrow. She's going through Minneapolis which I just saw had the longest delays in the country. I'm also floored that the current drive from O'Hare to downtown is over 2-hours! I think I'll just cuddle up on the sofa with a nice beer and watch the ugly weather outside.