September 22, 2003

Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane

You may have seen these pictures floating around the Internet. They don't actually show last week's hurricane, but if you fell for the hoax you're not the only one-- one of the local news channels in Baltimore was showing these on Friday.

Apart from some flickering, our electricity stayed on through the whole storm, but traffic lights just a couple of blocks away are still out. (This makes for rather treacherous driving; the rule that a broken stoplight should be treated as a stop sign is, to put it mildly, not universally observed.) All county schools were closed today, and several of the local schools are staying closed tomorrow for flooding or electrical problems. Should you happen to need news on Baltimore County school closings, check here.

We stopped at an animal shelter over the weekend and put a deposit on a dog. If our application is approved, we may name her Isabel.

Posted by John Tabin at September 22, 2003 07:38 PM