Friday, November 11, 2011

Ramblings: libraries, no power, no internet, and book review

Along with hundreds of thousands of other Connecticut residents, we lost power starting late Saturday night of October 30th and didn’t get it back until sometime Friday, November 4th. Although most of the days were sunny and the temperatures rose to the mid-fifties Fahrenheit, overnight they cooled down to the mid-thirties or lower, some nights below freezing. We didn’t get the Internet or phone back until the next evening, but at least we were warm and could cook hot meals. What a treat!

Bless the public libraries. Except for Sunday, a nearby library was our daily refuge. In addition to depending on them for certain research and obtaining hard to find books through the inter-library loan system, they also have free WIFI. So, for that week, we drove to the library and connected my laptop to the internet. We also stayed warm, at least during the day. Because of the library, I was able to meet an important deadline--producing the December issue of the Richard III Society, American Branch publication (Ricardian Register).

After we got our services back, I discovered that BigAl's Books and Pals favorably reviewed This Time, my first book about Richard III in the 21st-century.

The week ended well. :-)


  1. Well, this comment is a bit late, but...that's pretty rough but so glad you had the library! Ha ha, a reader's phantasy almost--refuge from power outage at the library.

    Our Internet slows down a lot if it snows too much, I think it has something to do with the weather systems blocking satellites?

    Hey by the way, I just joined the Richard III Society, nice to "meet" you!

    Warm greetings from Alaska ~~ Lisl

  2. Welcome to the Richard III Society, Lisl. Hope to see you around the Society discussion groups. and maybe in person at an annual meeting.