Good Day Sunshine
…now that I’ve put that earworm on you…
It IS a pretty day in New Orleans today, as is nearly every pre-hurricane day anywhere. It’s a bit humid and kinda breezy. We’ll keep the restaurant open until sundown, when a curfew goes into effect until dawn. This gives us the afternoon to get organized. getting the generator and other stuff in here and getting set up.
We’ve had a series of customers today, most of which have announced they are also staying. They’re grateful there is SOMEplace open, even if they’re on their way out of town, since EVERYplace is closed. You know things are serious when both the Wal-Mart and the Discount Zone convenience store are closed. But we’re cheered a bit at the latest storm tracking report, which shows landfall of the center a little farther west than anticipated. Every mile west that landfall occurs puts us farther from the strongest winds.
I’ve talked with about everyone I need to talk to, informing them we’re staying. I finally turned my phone off last night to simply stop the calls and the texting and the explaining. We both slept very well, though we were up early to get things cranked up down here.
The city isn’t a ghost town. Traffic is more like early Christmas morning, with only occasional vehicles. We’ll park where we want to block the front doors tonight. But it’s apparently still a mess on the main highways getting out. Glad we’re not fighting that.
I’ve been contacted by some media organizations to do a little radio work, so maybe I can make a few bucks. That’s cool.