Pull up a chair, kick off your shoes and sit for a while on the Back Porch. Ponder the sites, chew on the words and laugh if the feeling moves you. Savor the cool breeze, enjoy the smell of sweet olive, jasmine and fresh cut grass. Join us for a tall glass of ice cold sweet tea. ✿⁀⋱‿✻‿.•⁀❀”˜ƸӜƷ˜”❀⁀⋱‿✻‿.•⁀✿
Monday, March 31, 2014
Keep Calm and Enjoy the Rain
It's an annual rite of passage. As predictable as Ash Wednesday
following Mardi Gras Day. Springtimein New Orleans
means rain, rain and “oh did I tell you thatit rainsa lothere in the spring”? It began raining that night and was still drizzling
now nearly 24 hours later. We received
over 6 inches of rain on that 28th day of March 2014. My decision to
purchase a Tahoe is affirmed by days like this. I was reminded of this as I inched my way
through streets that had become makeshift canals. Other more practical cars were casualties of
the day. Gas efficient litter waiting
for the receding waters to be towed. One or 5 days a year, I am proud of my
decision to drive a gas guzzler that can serve as a rescue vehicle and ride
high above the water line that the day draws on the streets.In South East Louisiana rain is a sure thing,
like cayenne is red and the dome is super.
The local news reports that “the Mayor has mandated amnesty for citizens illegally parked on neutral grounds and sidewalks along previously flooded thoroughfares throughout the crescent city”.
Yes, downpours and street flooding is expected. We are not
shocked when they happen with spring thunderstorms. I take days with rain in stride. Be Calm and Enjoy the rain.