i've already had one cup of coffee, gotten dressed, and gone and fetched the car from its parking space half a mile away. fortunately the high winds didn't bring down any trees on it. others have not been so lucky.
i hope to be out of here within the half-hour. will need all my packing skills for that.
anyway since i am going to be offline all while i'm gone (!) it may be valuable to note that anyone emailing me will not get a reply in a timely manner. that isn't too different from the usual but also, since my uclink address is being inundated with spam these days, i don't know how long it will be till your email starts bouncing. if it does don't take it personally. try again after the 24th.