Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Houston, WE have a problem!

It's been quite a few days: the markets melting down world-wide; Troopergate up there in Alaska (hasn't Palin convinced us all that what happens in Alaska really, really should stay in Alaska?); McSame getting his manhood handed to him by the only real journalists left in America, the ladies on The View.

But you wouldn't know much about any of this out here in the heartland. We got slammed by the remnants of Hurricane Ike. Winds of 75mph for several hours straight. Power out for about 2.5 days for yours truly; longer for some neighbors. And it really was a wild several days. No cell phones, no internet, no electricity, water conservation measures. Over 500,000 people out here in Ohio affected. Kinda fun in its own way.

And I understand from friends and family around the country that this story didn't really make the national news. Houston grabbed all the weather headlines, apparently. I wouldn't know, of course.

So we're up and running again - more to post soon, just as soon as I clear that last branch out of the power lines.