2009 has been a rough year for most everyone.
Despite how tough it’s been, let me give you a few things we all should be thankful for.
Your spouse or significant other, your kids or family members, a warm bed in a warm house, food on the table, and living free in the best country on earth. I’m sure there’s more, but I will leave it to you to express gratitude for all the things you’re grateful for.
This Thanksgiving, eat some turkey and stuffing, but also count your blessings and be thankful for what we do have.
It’s my sincerest wish you and yours have a great Thanksgiving.
IMPORTANT GEEK NOTES:
*CDOT warns of a major street closure starting early Thursday morning. Of course, because it’s the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, State Street, from Congress to Randolph which will be closed and affecting every other street that intersects State street downtown, by closing them down to thru traffic.
So, unless you’re going to the parade, I wouldn’t even dream of parking or driving close to the heart of the Loop on Thursday.
*Although it’s not a meter holiday so you technically should feed your meters, I think enforcement, if it even exists at all, will be very light.
I do know PEAs will have the day off and maybe even Friday, but I haven’t confirmed that yet.
*But, according to my new source we’ll call “Deep Boot,” there will be no booting Thursday or Friday. Although, there may be boot vans doing boot releases those two days.
So enjoy your holiday relatively enforcement free.
UPDATE: Our PEA pal Ticketmaster reports that enforcement will be essentially at full strength Friday, despite the fact that it’s a furlough day for all other city workers. I guess ticket writing is now considered an emergency service like police or firefighting.
Also, our good friend and PEA, DoR Employee says SERCO enforcement was on the street Thursday enforcing meters.