When I was a kid the most suspenseful part of watching space flights on TV was the moment when the capsule re-entered the atmosphere. The intense heat created a few minutes of radio silence. You knew the astronauts were in the midst of the most perilous part of their flight, but you couldn't hear a thing. I am about to enter radio silence. After I finish this entry I'll be unplugging my computer and cable modem and packing them up for the move to the new house. A cable installer is coming out on Friday, but it seems highly unlikely that I'll be able to get online right away. We're quite a way from the road and cable has never been installed in this house before.
I won't be back at work until July 19. Let's hope the radio silence doesn't last that long. If it does, you'll know we're having a tough re-entry.