Out of touch - power outages
I have been missing my DC friends because I have had very limited computer access the last week or so. Lots of spectacular storms (this is our rainy season) and very sporadic power. A transformer just up the street from us was hit by lightning...quite a fireworks show, and it took awhile to restore our power. Whenever there is a storm, we have pretty significant power surges that will blow up sensitive electronics (yes, we have a voltage regulator and surge protectors, but they don't always help) and so we try to stay offline during those times. I'll try to get caught up....I have been missing you all.