Tomorrow the Oregon Coast is predicted to experience hurricane-force wind gusts and up to 5 inches of rain. The Portland metro area will fare only a little better, with up to 3 inches of rain and winds up to 50 MPH.

Before that has even arrived, my landline phone service at my condo went out last night, possibly a result of the 2 inches of rain we received yesterday. The interesting thing about it was the my DSL internet connection, also through my phone provider, was up and down all evening.

Neither the landline nor the DSL were back up by the time I left for the day job this morning. I called the phone company mid-morning and they are sending someone out tomorrow. In the meantime, it’s going to be a rough 24 hours, trying to survive without the internet.

Things could be worse though. The mayor of Manzanita, a small town on the Oregon coast, has declared an emergency after a tornado touched down there this morning.

I am hoping to resume JFASN tomorrow, but all things considered, jazz may have to take a back seat to dealing with the weather.

Thanks for reading this.

Al Evans
Woood Village, Or

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