Last night a storm ripped through Chicago that blew the roof off our neighbor's town home, leveled lamp posts and downed 50ft. trees. During the storm I looked out and just saw horizontal rain, clouds, and debris while the windows started to bend. The tornado sirens were blaring, and I thought "this can't be good, and I probably should not have my face pressed against a window." So Hamilton and I bunkered into the bathroom while the storm passed with a flashlight and the laptop on a constant loop of the Doppler radar (see bottom picture for a good idea, that's our street). Once the storm let up Matt and I headed out to see if our cars were in tact and check the damage. We geared up in rain jackets, military pants, and our Hunter boots. I've never gotten better use out of my Hunters than last night when I was calf-deep in water looking at a streetlight that was leaning on a 90-degree angle. Speaking of which, I was having a discussion recently about perhaps a better wellie boot, the Le Chameau boot ($450). Some say it's that much better. I'm not so sure, but they do claim to be absolutely waterproof, crack-proof and handmade. Hunters vs. Le Chameaus—what do you think?