Today was one of those rare days when there was universal celebration about a single event. All 33 of the Chilean miners who had been incarcerated half a mile underground for 70 days were safely brought to the surface through a small cylindrical hole that had been drilled down through the solid rock. They survivedÂ 17 days, on tiny amounts of food and water, Â without any indication at all that the people above knew whether they were alive and where they were located. It was somewhat of a miracle that the surface people guessed right as to their whereabouts Â and achieved the drilling to accommodate the escape pod in such a relatively short time. All of the miners appear to be in good spirit and reasonable health so it is somewhat of a miracle.
Basically a day of tidying up loose ends with my secretary before flying off to Thailand.