I woke up this morning to a winter mix of snow, sleet and rain. Put on my uniform, pulled my boots on and headed out the door. I should have known when there was no traffic across the Purple Heart Bridge that school was closed. I got to the school parking lot, realized I was the only person there, then talked with a teacher who showed up wondering where everyone was and if this weather is sufficient to keep the children home.
Of course it is. This is the worst winter storm in the last several years, with places like Forest Hill, LA and Lafayette, LA reporting snow. That's unheard of.
Just to give my northern readers an idea of what snow in central Louisiana looks like, take a gander at my neighbor's house at daybreak.
Yep, that's it. That little dusting on his roof has shut down schools in Central Louisiana. We're done for the day. I'll be watching grandkids at home today while parents work or sleep. (My eldest son works nights and is snoring on the couch.) The Courthouse is shut down, lots of gummint offices are closed. It's remarkable what happens when we get a snow day.
For lunch, I'm thinking red beans and rice.