Technical Difficuilties (UPDATED)
Blogger crashed Wednesday.
To fix it, they had to make the entire network "Read Only" and then they removed all posts from Wednesday evening onward. We've been checking it every couple of hours from various locations, but we weren't even able to post an update to let everyone know what was going on. This gave us a mini-break and allowed us to finish some packing for a weekend trip you may have heard about.
It also has put us two days behind in posting threads, two days behind in going through comments and from what we can tell, may have wiped out dozens or hundreds of comments from Wednesday onward. So if something is missing, or you had some brilliant observation, or if you had solved world hunger and brought peace to the globe, it might be gone forever.
In the meantime, we're going to try to put things together here before departure. Updates will be sporadic.
Open post for now.
UPDATE: The Thursday threads are back in place but without the comments that were posted in each thread. As far as we can account, the total number of comments lost is around 100 or so. It is possible that at some point, the comments will reappear. The last time this happened, the comments returned about 10 months later, so any brilliance (or the polar opposite of brilliance) may pop up in a year's time.