After a full 8 hours of pseudo-immersion in the current situation, part of me very much wants to bail from work with nothing more than "back in a week or two." I want to head home, grab some clothes, throw them into the Expedition and head down there. After making a financial contribution I've been trying to think of how else I might aid the recovery efforts currently underway. My overwhelming desire is to put my technical skills to use in any way possible, most likely by helping the infrastructure folks get comms up and running again. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen -- the rational part of me realizes that despite my technical skills with the telecom gear I am completely unprepared for the environment I would be faced with upon arrival. Unlike interdictor I have no survival training and not enough of a military background, thus I would prove to be more of a hinderance than a help. It's very frustrating, to say the least.
Hang tight down there, people.