This is the story of the Snowpocalypse of 2011 in Chicago.
I was out in my 2007 3500 HD with a 9.5 ft blade for three days. It started to feel like my home. I couldn't see ten feet past my blade for almost two days and I was going between 3 properties that were 20 minutes apart. By the time I finished one property, there was already 2" of snow on the other side.
It was a losing battle. By the time we finished, 27 inches of snow had fallen and there were hundreds of stuck trucks out on the road. I made it out alive as a hero, since it was just my second year of plowing by myself.
I have been around the plow business all my life and it had prepared me for that night and all the other hairy situations I've been in. That night was the most stressful and one of the best paying night in my 8 year plowing career, and it'll probably end up being my biggest challenge when it's all said and done.
I hope to have a storm like that again someday, hopefully not more than one per season, though!