Right now, a little after 5:30 AM, a thunderstorm is making my home seem like I’m in the middle of a gothic murder mystery.  Nonstop lightning and thunder and although the thunder is not right on top of me, we’re in for it.  Schools and universities, including Tulane is closed today.  It’s been very bad in the rest of the state, northwest, north shore, to the west of us.  Looks like a three-day weekend.  Hope I don’t lose power, it’s already been happening in New Orleans and Kenner…and the worst of it isn’t yet upon me.  Some people had to be taken from their homes in boats.  Praying for them.