Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Let's Talk Weather

We can talk about it, because it's all the talk around Nashville. Will it snow? If it will, how much? Should we close schools? If so, when? And by all means, LET'S GO BUY ALL THE BREAD AND MILK AND EGGS (because apparently that is snow food).

The thing about Nashville is that we really have no idea of what is really going to happen - until it actually happens. One year when I was teaching, snow was predicted - sort of. We were all at school, watching the snow flakes drift down. Until they started cascading in blizzard (for Nashville) fashion. We waited and waited for the superintendent to close schools (have you ever tried to contain children who are fascinated with the snow falling because they so rarely see it). He finally decided to close schools, just as the snow was completely covering the interstates. I think my 15 minute ride home took about an hour.

So, here in Nashville, we just don't know what to do when on the weather map, it shows a big snow a'coming. We do preempt all regular schedule programming so we can track the snow, even if it's in Kansas. And we will cancel school if we (and by that I mean the weather people) think it really might happen. And often that means that all the school kids are at the mall because nothing happens.

So I would like to tell you that the big one is coming. But I can't tell you that, because it's not here yet. However, I do have milk and bread and eggs ...
Thankful today for: weather people who are really trying to predict the weather 

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