Things have worked to keep me off line this week.
First, on Tuesday morning, when a heavy snowstorm was supposed to sock the higher West Virginia mountains hard but leave us in my area alone, we had four to six inches of wet, heavy snow in the area where I live. Power went out around 9 or 9:30 when I was out in my driveway with a neighbor and we heard three loud booms before our houses went dark. The power was still off Tuesday morning. Moral of the story: The next time the chief meteorologist at the TV station where I work gets excited about a storm, I can figure on at least two days without electricity.
Second, I had to leave home on Wednesday to travel down to Parris Island, S.C., to see Private Joseph Ross graduate from his Marine Corps basic training.
He'll be home a few days before he has to leave for his infantry training. It's good to have him back. The bad part is, now I have to move my stuff out of his bedroom.