Since my readers have been so good about this whole "Irma is coming" thing, and since I need to skip a day of the regular storylines to get everything in order again, I've created a new page in the third section below. It's part 1 of 2 or 3 parts, depending on how it goes.
No one dies this time.
As for Irma, here where I am she was a liberal. Lots of threats and big talk, then nothing. The worst wind was nothing more than a stiff breeze, with less than four inches of rain. Never lost power, probably because I had bought another generator.
All is well, and thanks for the good wishes and hopes. Regular schedule resumes with the main story Tuesday at 1600-1700.