Remember my last blog entry, about my family in West Virginia being snowed in and without power and heat? A couple of days ago, my dad and step-mom heard their power might not be restored until November 9th. But this afternoon, they got a surprise. At 5:17 p.m. it came on, four days earlier than expected and — perfectly enough — on Dad’s 68th birthday! I suppose that’s better than any gift I could’ve given him. Warm thoughts are wonderful, but no substitute for real heat when it’s been so cold. Happy day, Pop!