Lack of power makes it really hard to work, even on a laptop...

Originally, I was going to post this the weekend just before Christmas, but the power outage struck back, and I was forced to hang on to it for a while longer, until I finally had a chance to post (which is now.) Thanks to all those who expressed concern and support through the outage; the worst that happened to us, overall, was the loss of recharging ability, which is a killer when you live on laptops and GameBoys...

For those who've been following the news of the storm that just hammered the Seattle and Eastside area this weekend, yes, I was one of those million-or-so without power, and as I write this, we're still without power. (Not sure if it's because the damage is so widespread or because the power company is being a big corporation--I'm sure the politicos will weigh in on that soon enough.) For those who've been wondering why I'm so slow on email this weekend, now you can probably guess why... And to the rest, yes, I and the family are fine, just really missing working electrical outlets to recharge laptops and GameBoys...