Like most of the rest of my city, I have been without power since the remnants of Hurricane Ike swept through on Sunday afternoon. I know that what we dealt with (40 MPH sustained winds, and 70 MPH gusts) was nothing compared to what hit Texas, Cuba, etc. so I will not complain . . . we will hopefully have our power restored within the next few days, and while we lost some tree branches, none of them did any damage to our house or our neighbors' houses.
I'm writing from the library, where I have 9 minutes left of my session before I must surrender the computer to another. I doubt I will do this again, because I had to wait for an hour to get on a computer at all. So until power is restored to Chez Amie, I bid you adieu.