Working Online, If At All Today...
Venkat, my co-worker who made all the arrangements for me to stay at this fine hotel, called this morning to say that he was not able to pick me up. I was not surprised. We have been struck by a cyclone. The street outside the hotel is knee-deep, most of the power is out in the city, many flights have been cancelled and the hotels are filling up quickly with layover guests.
The room I was assigned last night did not have internet access so they very speedily moved me to another room where the network was live. This is fortunate because shortly after Venkat called to say I would have to find my own way to work, he called again to say that I need not worry about coming in at all: a holiday had been declared. Hardly anybody was able to make it in today. I'll do what I can from here.
I've heard that we'll be getting hit by this cyclone (a.k.a. "hurricane") for the next two days. Joy.
The Traveler's Trots
I've been bragging about having a Cast Iron Stomach. I can eat anything. It's true too. I don't get an upset stomach or indigestion by spicy foods, etc. But I've been suffering from an intestinal disorder for the past couple days. I started on the antibiotic I was prescribed by the UMass Medical Travel Clinic: Levaquin. You take 1 tablet a day for three days. I hope it works. It's just as well that I didn't have to go into to work today. I'd rather be close to the Throne Room if you get my drift. I was in such rough shape yesterday that I had to lay low all morning. I didn't make it into work until 1:00 in the afternoon.
The manager in Chelmsford who's running this project says he gets sick this way every time he comes out here no matter how careful he is. Ah well. Comes with the territory. You never hear about James Bond suffering from Montezuma's Revenge do ya! Guess that wouldn't be a very interesting subplot. I'm mentioning only because it is a subplot as far as I'm concerned!