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In this weeks edition:

Disaster strikes, I hope…
Believe it or not, I was ahead of scheduled on Monday, and then the unspeakable happened… the electric went off. I know from experience that the power will go off, then the system attempts to redirect power… if that fails we are usually in trouble. It was about 3:00 PM and being press day, the paper needed to be uploaded to the printer no later than 6:00 PM.
We waited a few minutes and I knew that I better come up with a plan B. I found my trusty ole generator in the closet and took it out side. As I tried to start it, I remembered that it hadn’t been used since the BIG storm. Of course my efforts were not proving fruitful. I caught John Ware headed home and enlisted his assistance. John is the MacGyver of the fire house, he can fix anything. I felt a sigh of relief that we might just get this issue out after all. In spite of John’s vast ability to repair anything with rubber bands, duct tape and a hammer, the old generator whipped us.
Plan C was to go to my garage and retrieve a second generator that my son-in-law had stored there. I took John with me and we managed to get it to started before we went to all the trouble of hauling it to the office. With a few miles of extension cords, multi-plugs and some trial and error we managed to get all the necessary equipment up and running long enough to get this issue out, I hope.
Of course this is not the editorial I wrote for this issue. It’s lost somewhere in my computer maze. Maybe I can find it for a later edition. I apologize for this abbreviated version but under the circumstances, assuming you are reading this, we barely managed to meet our deadline and this week’s edition printed.
This Monday, which has certainly been a bleak one, reminds me how soft we really are. We have grown accustom to this computer age, just like we became dependent on water, heat and electricity. Obviously we take too much for granted. When everything work… all is well. When it doesn’t… o’well, we do manage to survive, I hope.

Will return soon...


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