A tornado struck Ruston last night at about 2:15. Laura and I are fine, as is our house and that of my in-laws. But the tornado went through town, including part of Louisiana Tech's campus and a chunk of the city's residential and business areas. As you may expect, there are widespread outages, as well as a lot of debris. We have avoided leaving the house so that we remain out of the way of response efforts.
I don't know how long the outage will last, so please consider me unavailable for the immediate future.
Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold
I expect to be back to normal tomorrow sometime. Maybe sooner, if I'm fortunate and my section of the electrical grid is repaired quickly.
It took a bit longer than I expected, but I'm back. Ruston's in pretty terrible shape; the tornado touched down about 400 yards from my house and plowed its way across town. Fortunately for me, it traveled away from us.
Glad you're okay. Hope Ruston is able to recover quickly.
I hope so, too. It came pretty close to cutting the town in half. In light of where the tornado passed and how extensive the damage to property appears to have been, I'm surprised there were only two fatalities (and no serious injuries). It could have been much worse.
I expect to be unavailable starting on the afternoon of Friday, 10 May 2019 and extending until midday on Wednesday, 15 May 2019. I'm obliged to travel for a family affair that will leave me with little to no availability to participate in or run games here.
I will be in Arizona from 6/14 through 6/24. I will be in Los Angeles from 6/24 through 6/28. I will be home and on 'normal schedule' on 6/29. I expect to have internet access throughout the trip, but I will not have control of my schedule. If I'm holding up any games during that period, please feel free to NPC me. Suggestions for my character(s) below:
Gravington: Try not to get hurt. Try to learn what motivates his companions. Look for rich weak-minded fools to begin influencing.
Argus: Shoot it with as many arrows as possible!
Garren: Grimly look for a chance to end Berger Cole.
Ditto for me June 24th to 30th, except I'll be in New Orleans. I should have a chance to post at least once a day, but if I don't then I don't.
We live outside New Orleans itself, several miles from the worst of the flooding they're showing on TV. We aren't leaving, obviously, and I don't anticipate we will get any water near our front door or even lose power for an extended period of time. But you never know! So my availability may be limited or spotty this weekend.
"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken
I was just in New Orleans! Why didn't you tell me you were there!
I guess I assumed everyone knew by now. I've lived here for four years.
Must be because you don't type like a Cajun.
I'm Pahton's Duck.
I will be traveling from 7/13 to 7/23. We're driving up to Cape Code through DC and Philadelphia, attending a wedding, then driving back stopping only in podunk towns as we try to get home.
I suppose it's worth mentioning that I'll be moving to Portland, OR, ideally in the next 7-10 days. It has been my experience more often than not that when you try to turn internet service on at a new address, there's usually some kind of SNAFU that holds up the works. So if it seems like I disappear for a couple of days, I've just moved is all.
I suppose I still exist, as it turns out.
Glad you're back.
Are you back?
I'll be out from now until sometime on this coming Sunday, July 21st.
Comcast is sending a tech next Wednesday to install internet. My attendance will likely be a little spotty until then. Please don't let me hold up anything important.
I have returned.
Aaaaaand, we're back!
Hi everyone. It's been a long time since I've stopped by here but Fixxxer roped me back in. Glad to see a lot of familiar faces still hanging around here.
Holy shit! Welcome back, my dude!
Indeed, welcome. Looking forward to getting completely raped in Arkham with you.
It feels like a mission from god. I'm glad to see the band getting back together.
Not making any promises, but I'm not against trying to stay in better touch at least.