[Wlug] This week's meeting

E Johnson iris.gates at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 21:02:40 EST 2008


Andy,

Sorry it was such a rough go; glad you're back up again now.

Please clarify.  Is the meeting Wednesday, or Thursday??

TY
Liz J

On 15/12/2008, Andy Stewart <andystewart at comcast.net> wrote:
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>  Clint Moyer wrote:
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> HI all,
>
>  I had totally forgotten about the meeting, but indeed, we do have a
>  meeting on Thursday, December 18th, at 7:00 PM.  We do not yet have a
>  speaker for the meeting.  Please note that I have posted the meeting
>  schedule for the year 2009.
>
>  I've been quite busy lately.  My house was without commercial power for
>  85 hours due to the ice storm.  Commercial power was restored today at
>  1:00 PM and got the computers back up around 3:00 PM.  I was babysitting
>  two small generators which needed fueling at 4-6 hour intervals.
>  Thankfully, I had heat for all but the first 24 hours, and the
>  refrigerator and a couple of lights were powered.  My house was down to
>  47 degrees at one point, except for the room with the fireplace, which
>  was a comfortable 65 degrees.  I am now starting to get back to normal.
>
>  The kids watched DVDs on the laptop, LED flashlights are very low power,
>  and the gas grill was used a lot.  Unfortunately, I had no hot water,
>  but the 80 gallon water tank is well insulated, so I didn't have to take
>  stone cold showers, just cool ones, military style.
>
>  I lost many, many branches in the trees, which were strewn across the
>  yard.  Thankfully, the house was not damaged.
>
>  See you all on Thursday evening!  Ask me over pizza about the lightning
>  that I saw during the storm...which wasn't lightning.
>
>  Andy
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>  Andy Stewart, Founder
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>  Chelmsford Linux Meetup Group (http://linux.meetup.com/393)
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