MD and I flew in from Dallas last night through gale force winds only to arrive to a power outage due to trees blown into a huge transformer near our house. The flight was pretty harrowing, and the landing was a little hair-raising. Flights like the one last night are hard on MD–I’m not overjoyed with them, but at least my own pilot training has endowed me with an understanding of what’s going on, so it doesn’t bother me nearly so much.
I kind of took a blogging holiday the last couple of days in Dallas, and intended to hit it hard upon returning to the domicile, but weather has intervened. I’m typing these words in a Starbucks far enough from our house to have power (the whole area is out and has been for about 20 hours now). Unfortunately, the Verizon Broadband Access that I’ve bragged about so much in the past doesn’t have particularly good coverage in my own area, which isn’t usually a problem because I have cable internet access at the house. At the Starbucks I’ve got roughly dial up speed, which is a real pain.
I’m going to try to catch up on posting some of the comments that have stacked up. I hope that the power situation is resolved by tomorrow so that I can get back to blogging for real.
Thanks for hanging in there.
Gale force winds and power outage