Since Hurricane Ike, folks here in Houston have experienced damage from turbulence, a loss of pressure in the fresh water systems, and a persistent undervoltage condition still affecting one third of the power system. For most of us these minor disruptions were not the end of the world.
Unfortunately my most ardent fan (the one Gussie calls "Little Prick") was overwrought with grief at my temporary absence. You have my sincere apologies. I shan't leave you again, my friend. I really do it all for you.
To Gussie, who never lets me buy the beer, I'm paying next time damnit.
To the blog's readers, I missed you and it's great to be back!