Just a note to let those of you who might have been worried about us that we weathered Hurricane Matthew just fine. There was no damage to our home and the only messes were a flooded street and a yard littered with branches, twigs, and Spanish moss. There is one issue, however, that I want to let you know about.
Although we had major power outages in our area, power returned to our neighborhood around 9:00 last night. Unfortunately, Bright House, our telephone, internet and cable provider, is still down and we’ve been told it could take as long as two weeks to get it back up.
This leaves me with no internet connection except on my cell phone. While I can use it to respond to your comments, I don’t think I can write, schedule or publish new posts on it. Even if I could, it would be enormously cumbersome. At the moment I’m using a spare computer at my husband’s downtown office to write this, but I didn’t want you to worry if I’m unable to get back here long enough to maintain my normal publication schedule. And it may take a day or two before I respond to your comments.
We were very lucky not to have a direct hit, but other parts of the east coast might not fare as well. I hear it’s pretty rough going in South Carolina as I’m writing this, so I send my best wishes to all who are still in harm’s way.
By the way, you might be interested in knowing that for some bizarre reason, yesterday Matrignosis had a record number of views in one day: 1,141! Most were for a post I published on October 4, 2011, (five years and four days ago as of today), titled “The Mandorla Symbol,” and most of those viewers were from the U.S. Normally, I get between 100-200 views a day, so I’m still scratching my head over this. If anyone has any idea or knowledge why it might have happened, I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your continuing interest in Matrignosis. Writing it and communicating with you through it have brought me great pleasure and fulfillment for over six and-a-half years now.