I Am Back Online

I Am Back Online blog maintenance Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will stay a postal worker from their rounds, but winds were certainly enough to knock me offline.

Starting yesterday morning, the northern Virginia region was struck by a wind gusts so powerful that they knocked over multiple trees, taking down power lines, internet cables, and even the southbound side of I-95 (which was closed because the supports for a 180-foot tall sign  buckled - it needs to be removed before it falls down).

I lost power around 10 am yesterday, then got it back again for a few hours in the afternoon, and then lost it again at 7pm. Power wasn't restored until this morning, and I only got internet access again about an hour ago.

I am slowly catching up with missed emails and other work, but I assure that regularly scheduled rantings will continue ASAP.

P.S. Northern Virginia is a special place that offers you your choice of tornadoes, earthquakes, winter blizzards, hurricane strength winds, or blistering summer heat. We usually have at least one of the above in any given year, but rarely more than two of the above. (I do not know why people live here - it is certainly not for the weather.)

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

6 Comments on I Am Back Online

  1. Gosh, I had wondered why you hadn’t shot off your big mouth in a while. Knew there had to be a reason! 🙂 Glad to see you’re back online.

  2. That was one heck of a storm! We never lost power for more than 5 minutes but some of our neighbors lost siding and/or shingles. Glad you’re back!

  3. Earthquakes in Virginia?

  4. Many people live in Northern VA because of the DC Beltway nearby. Also, the weather gives people something to talk about.

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