Good morning, Netizens...
I cannot help but plead the fifth, for this is the second time in as many months that I have had to work exorbitant hours repairing damages caused by power outages for which there is no reason that I/we can decipher. Yesterday's power outage, which encompassed a substantial area, given the good weather we have been enjoying and lack of damaging winds, came as a complete surprise throughout much of the downtown area. It also overwhelmed several Internet Service Providers and thus, several servers that normally broadcast to the world are down this morning.
Even worse than that, our dear Jeanie is home sick with the flu. The flu, by itself, even in the face of the various perversions of the flu making the rounds, normally would be a non-event. However, with her kidneys in the final stage of failure, Jeanie has no defense mechanisms left in her body to combat such things and thus she is quite ill.
So, despite being well-known for being exceptionally verbose, this morning I have little choice but to throw my fates to the Deities and hope I can get some time later on today to write more about the news of the day.
If you have any prayers handy in your most secret places, please say a few for dear Jeanie. Things may get better, but then they might get much worse.