Dave Johnson on open web technologies, social software and Java
Like those other RTP bloggers, we are thankful to have our electricity back and thankful to have kind friends and neighbors. Thursday night we stayed with friends who have a working fireplace and a nice little camping stove. Friday morning, we decided to drive up to Washington, DC to stay with the in-laws. We drove back to our house to pack up and much to our happy surprise we found that our power was back.
So, we stayed in town and everybody came over to our place. Our fireplace friends came over to spend the night because they still had no power. My parents and brother from Chapel Hill also came over for the same reason. We had a nice evening and quite a feast with a freezer load of food from Chapel Hill that would have otherwise spoiled. Chapel Hill and Durham were hit harder than Raleigh and power may not be restored over there until Tuesday. So we will probably have visitors in the house for a few more days.Despite the weather disaster we still managed to pull off a really nice space-themed 6th birthday party for my son Alex. We had about 15 kids under 6 here today making alien balloons, throwing star gliders, playing asteroid toss, running, screaming, and generally driving all of us adults totally insane.