If I seem to have fallen off the face of the earth, in a sense I have. Central Texas is currently in a major crisis due to a winter storm. My power went out at 1:40 am on Monday, and a lot of others at the same time, with the expectation that the blackouts would be rolling; however, due to grid problems, it never came back on. My pipes burst from freezing yesterday, another problem people are commonly having, so there went water as well. I am currently staying with friends in an area in which blackouts have actually been rolling, so I am well taken care of for now. I’ll post about it in more detail when things stabilize, but things will be sparse around here for a bit.