Ohio State gets beat. The Bengals get beat. Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy. Merrill Lynch gets bought out by BoA. AIG gets bailed out by the federal government. (Well, that part didn't happen until later this week.) Richard Wright from Pink Floyd passes away. What a crummy weekend! But what will make it in my "top 5" of all time will be the following.
On Sunday afternoon, the remnants of hurricane Ike and a cold front merge over the Ohio Valley and cause a once-in-one hundred year windstorm with sustained winds of 30-40 mph with gusts over 75! Leaves, branches, and limbs of all sizes were down everywhere. I tried to help clean some of them off the parking lot at church before we had small groups that evening, but the wind was so strong, it stung my skin with the debris! Of course, power went out and went out hard! 90% of the 800,000 electrical customers in the Cincinnati metro area lost power during the storm. And four days later, I finally got power back! (As of this time, there are less than 165,000 out.) It was an interesting experience. Fortunately the weather was cool at night. I had to carry my main flashlight and laptop to work so I could get on the internet and keep things charged up. There was a run on gas, but I only had to wait a few minutes to fill up. A family from church invited me over to help them consume the rest of their food that would have spoiled the next day. But overall, I'm glad it's over and I'm looking forward to a normal weekend.
Back to rebooting my house...
I haven't written a lot lately. Work has been demanding a lot of my time, plus I keep getting sidetracked by house projects. I guess I'm in a writing drought, at least when it comes to writing things for public display. :-)
I've been a fan of the British television science fiction series of Doctor Who for a few years now, both the classic and current versions. However, this article about the new series creator broke my heart. I was disappointed with the open bisexual behavior of the Captain Jack character, but radical militant atheist Richard Dawkins takes the cake. I don't think I can support the new series anymore. I'd with they just focus on the Doctor saving the universe, jumping through time and space and alternate dimensions instead of pandering to the culture. There are many other ways to develop the characters of the show.
Fortunately I serve the Lord of time, not a time lord. And maybe this is all just a Dalek plot. :-)