Didn’t get a chance to post anything here yesterday because we had a major ice storm that knocked out both power and phone service. One of the most disturbing things I’ve noticed is that nobody here seems to know that when a stoplight is out, everyone is supposed to treat it as a flashing red light. People on the larger road just seem to blow through indiscriminately, and when those people finally do stop, as soon as one person goes many cars behind them go on ahead as well. I’m amazed that this basic bit of driving knowledge appears to be missing completely. The second thing is that my Cingular phone has been in “Emergency Only” mode since the storm and I haven’t been able to make a single call on it. Not very useful when both your power and the land lines are down.