I expected to do some comicking Sunday night, but the power went out. This happens to us way too often. We must have accidentally signed up with third-world-country-style electric service or something. It would warm my heart to know that someone got Chinese water torture over this because it totally hosed my computer.
I think the wind was the official cause of the outage. Not lightning or anything interesting. The wind. The wussy-ass wind. And just to rub it in, all the houses across the street did NOT lose power. But that's not enough. Apparently losing power can now totally incapacitate a computer. My home computer gets a show-stopping error every time it tries to run Windows. This is a bit of a problem seeing that I use my computer for every step of comic creation, including initial sketches. I fear the solution will result in losing all my hard drive data. There are enough files I haven't backed up (including the latest comic in progress) for me to be justifiably full of impotent rage.
I at least managed to get an old, back-up computer running last night. It won't bring back any lost files, but hopefully it can handle the rigors of digital comic-making until my regular computer returns to health. Until then... IMPOTENT RAGE!