NOTE:The post for Feb. 5 was part of a group experiment. A group of us was approached about doing a War of the Worlds type of experiment. It was planned for a week ahead of time. In the end, only about 1/3 of us participated. We were given the “Press Release” of the disaster and told to react to it in any way we wanted. As I really am traveling, I chose to post what is below. This note was added Feb. 6, the day after. And yes, my kids are okay. I’m going home today!!!
The girls and I stayed out late last night, well this morning. We left Denny’s at almost 2. When we got back to the hotel, it was eerily quiet. I tried to get online and my connection wouldn’t hold. I gave up and went to bed. This morning, has been crazy. I slept way later than I have in recent memory. When I woke up, I turned on the TV and it seemed to be having a static problem. I called the front desk and they said it was beyond their control. Apparently there had been some kind of disaster that was making communications difficult at times. I tried to go online and again it is touch and go. So I am trying to get information and write this at the same time.
Apparently, the impact of the meteor at Wolf Point has shaken things up enough to make TV signals and the Internet sketchy. Telephone communication is difficult, too. At least where I am, in the outskirts of Baltimore, that’s the case. I tried to get information on my flights for tomorrow because we’re supposed to be leaving in the mid afternoon. However, the airlines have canceled all further flights for the next couple of days. They’re not sure what the situation is with fireballs in the atmosphere so they’ve grounded their planes until there is firm scientific evidence that their aircraft won’t be hit by a stray fireball. So how do I get home? What am I supposed to do? My debit card is maxed out, almost and I will have to stay some place for the next day or two until the airplanes are allowed to carry me back home.
And then I have been having trouble getting in touch with my other kids. I can’t get in touch with my son or my daughter in the bay area. I’m assuming they’re okay because David is okay in Portland and it’s about the same longitude. But news is so sketchy that I know I will be on pins and needles til I can get more solid information.
What impact will this have on the primary elections? Will there be much to govern over after this disaster is over? And how will the impact of the Wolf Point meteor effect the outcome of Super Tuesday? My mind is racing from one end to another. I wish I could just got back to bed, draw the curtains, and sleep until this is all over but somehow I can’t. I have this need to find out what is going on and, most of all, to know that my kids are okay. And to let them know that we are okay.
With luck I will get a signal to post this soon. I’ve been trying for hours.
Everything seems to be very unclear and unstable. No one seems to know what to say, what to expect, or what to do. I wish someone would figure it all out.