Paddy has malware, I had no electricity, but hey, at least I have the flu!

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By GottaLaff

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Paddy posted a headzup earlier. Here's one more. I think I'll be able to post a few today, but I now have the flu, which was not helped by freezing through 9 hours of electricity outages yesterday, last night, and again at 2 a.m.

I live in Southern California where we are/will be deluged by heavy rains for the next 5 days. Hence, the outages.

Paddy's computer was attacked by malware, so we're in real good shape.

Please be patient. I'll try to post as long as I feel well enough to sit up. Don't try to talk me out of it (I know my Twitter pals!), because I don't see the difference between lying around feeling like hell or sitting up feeling like hell.

I promise I'm drinking tons of tea, taking vitamins, contacting my doctor, and will rest when I feel I should. (Thank you, Twitter pals, for all the advice... my dad's a doctor and I worked in doctor's offices for years, so I'm up on all the remedies)

Paddy's working hard to debug her computer.

SoCal Edison sucks, by the way. This is a perfect example of infrastructure needing fixing. Our power goes out with every storm. Their response? We're well aware of the problem, and it should be fixed within the quarter.

So by April, we'll be fine? After the rainy season is over? And if this has been a years-long ongoing problem, why hasn't it already been fixed?

Infrastructure.

To quote Rachel Maddow, "Grrrrowwlll, sexy!'

***ADDED***

I'm back but slow catching up. And let me just say that my very first experience with overseas tech help was a joy. He couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. It just took freaking forever. Now let's go see what's making news.- Paddy

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