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.)