Snow Days In Louisiana

I remember my first snow day. I was living in Keithville Louisiana, the birthplace for posts like The PlaygroundNew Pain From The Playground and Are We Holding Our Sons Back Emotionally.

I had prayed the night before for snow. I had even dreamed that night of snow. I woke to get ready for school and mom said look outside… it’s snowing๐Ÿ˜ฎ

And to the amazement of a then 8 year old boy and just having the dream and praying I was floored. I got dressed and ran out the door.

My sister, my mom and I made a snowman.

But this is Louisiana. Snow doesn’t stay here for long. Next day it was back to school๐Ÿ˜ฅ

There was another time it snowed growing up, but by then I was out of school and working at a downtown bank. I made it to work. No one else did. Then the president of the bank gave me the company car to go pick everyone up and then take them back home afterwards. That was fun.

One of my fellow employees lived in the hilly part of the “hood”. That’s what is was called…sorry. I got to her house fine. It was getting back up her inclined street that was the fun part. Engine revved up and I floor it. I tried it twice til I found the right spot in the road.

They were all holding on and laughing but we made it to work.

I really don’t remember it snowing anymore until after Erin & Brandon were born. And even then it was let’s hurry and make a snowman before it melts…

Brandon making a snow Angel back in 2015
This goes to show… Louisianians are not prepared for snow. Erin in PJs and a jacket๐Ÿ˜‚

It snowed like in 2019. I intentionally got stuck in Shreveport for that one to hang with with friends. Yes, I drove there knowing I would miss work on Monday. But so were they…so why not. I told my boss๐Ÿคช

Now it’s 2021 and it has snowed twice. Twice! The first one in January happened over the weekend I was at work Monday.

This one that started has not left us yet…

My tree in the front yard
Icicles ๐Ÿ˜Š
I have to be real careful going down the steps. That’s sleet not snow. And it’s frozen.

This all started Sunday. Today is Wednesday. This stuff is still here and not going away for a few more days.

Brandon wants another snowball fight. And I’m like sure…when it snows again. You are not hitting me with a ball of sleet. Not gonna happen.

Right now it’s raining which will freeze tonight. Joy.

Hehe, Brandon just called saying all his friends are out of power. Yeah, right! There are no outages as of yet in Rayville.

He just wants the battery pack just in case.

There are wrecks all over the interstate. Lanes were closed yesterday for 5 hours while removing a jackknived 18 wheeler. Could you imagine running out of gas while waiting?

Just about everything here is closed. Though the truck stop is open as is Wendy’s because it’s inside the truck stop. Luckily I have coffee and ramen noodles.

I don’t have the luxury of buying groceries for a week like most can.

This is nuts. It’s not supposed to snow in Louisiana. And IF it does it doesn’t stay and visit. This one is being ornery.

Can you imagine what the birds that flew south for the winter are thinking right now๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I think they are upset too.

I was walking yesterday and looked down at an ant hill. How do those little buggers stay warm? Are they all curled up together in a big huge ant ball four feet below the surface?

Yo! Canada! Your baby got away can you take her back please.

23 thoughts on “Snow Days In Louisiana”

  1. The pictures of the branches crystallized in ice are beautiful! Happy kids are wonderful too ๐Ÿ™‚ Even the dog got in the picture!

    Hahaha Enjoy the snow!

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  2. That’s some pretty thick ice on your branches. It’s beautiful to look at, but treacherous to drive in.
    God gives us different seasons at different times; just when we need them. Cherish this. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Stu, trust you are able to stay warm. Thinking of you in a house without heat. Dress in lots of layers of clothes and snuggle under blankets. As an Alaskan, we prepare for 8 to 9 months of winter, our main season. We are enjoying 15 F rather than sub zero weather. It looks like the South got the Arctic blast. May God’s provision come for you to overflowing.

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  4. This time of year -40F to -60 F is not unusual. We rarely get wind and it is a dry cold. It feels very comfortable with much snow on the ground. In the summer, the sky is blue and most of the time it is in the 70’s to 80’s. It can get up to 95 F but only for a very short day or two. In the summer we have the midnight sun with daylight all night long. Very pleasant weather for the most part. The humidity is low, not like Louisiana. One good thing about winter, we don’t have any mosquitos, when the snow is on the ground. No snakes year round. We do love to vacation in warmer places in pre-covid times.

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      1. Yes, Alaska is beautiful and majestic anytime of the year. Truth be known, I get cold visiting places to the south that might have a warmer temperature but are humid and chilly. I am sure you would enjoy a summer visit.

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    1. Gosh I hope not. I mean having to work outside in the cold and rain. I do not get AS cold as I used to but my Raynaud’s flares up at anything below 40. I just don’t like the wet, windy cold that pierces you to the very center of your being

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