And sneaux it did. Twice within five days! Unheard of. Seriously, it might sneaux every few years or so. But twice. No. That doesn’t happen.
But happen it did. Last Friday closed all the schools. A light blanket covered yards, rooftops and cars.
Tuesday it snowed again, but this time was different. There was ice on the roads. We are not used to driving on ice. The schools were closed again.
You might wonder about that, but the reason is that so many kids ride the school bus and most of them must cross over small road bridges over bayous and they will ice up, so in order to be safe, they close the schools. The kids are overjoyed, the moms are crying.
Of course, I needed to go to town to pick up my medications. It was like a ghost town. Very few cars, going extra slow. I braved it at 15-18 MPH. There was ice, serious ice off the main roads.
I’m sure all the people in the north are laughing about now. But it’s dangerous for people who don’t know how to drive in sneaux, have no sneaux tires and are terrified when their car starts to slide sideways across the road.
Most of the stores were closed today. Customers weren’t driving around. And this is a first: a 6PM curfew.
Small town America…some of it might melt away by noon tomorrow. We’ll see.
My son did build a snowman last week. He got a garbage can and a shovel, filled it up with snow and then turned it over. Clever, but that’s now the way I learned to make a snowman.
The kids bought me the metal rooster. I call him Elvis because he has sideburns.