If you are reading this note you have made it to 2012. Welcome. Sorry we all forgot to have up to date calendars. I found a printable 1-page 2012 calendar on the internet which will get things started:
With KDX set to run automatically all night, we retired New Years Eve at 11 PM Central Time U.S. but at midnight heard an unusually widespread and intensive burst of fireworks and explosions that went on for an amazingly long time. I wish we’d recorded it, but then again, what for?
At 3 AM an intense wind storm started howling at about 44 MPH and tree branches were heard thumping down all around. There is a giant oak tree standing over the KDX building, so we stood vigil near an escape door in case the entire tree crushed the building.
All this time the KDX internet connection remained steady but we wondered whether to shut down for equipment safety.
When the sun came up at 7 AM we decided that whatever hadn’t fallen by now probably wouldn’t fall this year, so we returned to dreamland.
The wind is still coming and going but is less forceful.
Please report the year opening status at your part 15 station…(?)