We finally got power back yesterday, the 13th of November, 55 days after hurricane Maria wrecked Puerto Rico. We still have no running water and remain dependent on collected rainwater, which is thankfully plentiful right now. We have a filtration system that my brother sent us to make the water potable. Roads are still washed out and the detours have detours. Steady internet remains a fanciful dream, and using my phone as a router is like petting a cat: it's on his terms, not mine. Most of the cell towers were destroyed and the island is making use of a makeshift system of towers that were hurriedly put up. Its hard for me to even know where to start with any of this. It's all anyone has been talking about for a month and a half. Here, locally, in my little bubble, we're all tired of talking about it and describing it. What can I say other than it's been crazy. The hurricane itself was like nothing I had ever experienced, and I'm a Florida boy; I'm no stranger to hurricanes. I'm not a man of faith, but after experiencing that monster, that maw of roaring white wind and rain that pulled trees from the woods at the bottom of the property and left them lying at the top of the property, I can understand how ancient peoples would envision angry omnipotent beings who must be appeased just to try to make sense of this event that makes no sense. For days afterwards, we had other strange weather phenomena. Storms that made noise I've never heard a storm make. A constant metallic rumble like a large jet passing overhead, but the sound lasted for hours. It wasn't thunder. Thunder has a boom and a rippled fade. This didn't boom or fade. It slowly ramped up and remained and then dissipated after a few hours. Seriously, I've never heard anything like it. Other than all my trees destroyed, we were lucky. My house has minor cosmetic damage, and the fence along one side of the property is a loss where trees flattened it. Some of my neighbors lost everything. There's still tons of work to do, and I expect power to be touch and go for a while. Power had been restored to the metro San Juan area for about a week and then the whole grid collapsed. I expect similar to happen across the island for a while. I feel secure in the fact that the mods have everything well in hand and I will resume my duties as time, access, and being in the right head-space allows.