About 2000 the Middle East decided to assert its authority. The winds came up and along with it came lower temperatures and sand. Sand on balconies and the outer deck, and, as it turns out, sand in the communications apparatus. Not exactly exciting or comfortable for those who like hanging out on balconies or open decks. Since I have spent a significant amount of time in various “garden spots” in the mideast, I had no interest in sand in my teeth. Or my clothes or food…. I stayed inside with the comment “sucks to be out there….” as I watched people attempting to walk around Deck 10.
As you probably gathered, comms went out for a significant length of time.
None of this affected me at all. Except for not being able to post this on time due to lack of internet.