Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2012 10:16 PM
>As I understand it, the issue -- which Fred etc. are just starting to
>address -- is who'll pay. A modern transformer, etc., can cost tens of
>thousands of dollars. So, yes, it could be a couple of months. I am
>optimistic that's "at >worst". In the meantime, we can look at it as a
>vacation from museum-operating duty, and an opportunity to get things done
>in storage. Ironically, some InfoAge people raised the issue of closing for
>Jan./Feb. anyhow so >everyone can work on museum projects, but the proposal
>was voted down.
Spending a lot of focused time working on the storage area can be a good
thing. Although we all love the museum, it splits our attention from getting
the storage area into shape. Anyway January and February tend to be slow
months. Hopefully the power will be back on soon, but in the meantime we can
still get stuff done.