I was unable to post anything last night or moderate comments because of Hurricane Ian. I live just south of Tampa, Florida. We were on the north edge of the hurricane. Not a bad place to be compared to those poor folks on the south side. I lost power (but had a generator) and the internet and cell phone service disappeared. It was a back to the future moment. There was a time when we lived quite contentedly without the internet and social media.
Power came back on at 1530 hours edt today. Now I am back online.
Here’s a brief video chronology of my adventure. We were spared flooding and significant wind damage. Friends and colleagues south of me fared worse. They were hammered. My only suffering was not being able to communicate with you in a timely manner. My apologies.
This is the damaged plant life that I had to prune in the aftermath of the storm. My two Rotties were terribly interested in all of it.
One more thing. I have a natural gas fired generator. My neighbors do not. But I did the neighborly thing and let neighbors plug in: