The weathercomputer is on the fritz once again. The friendly technical support representative diagnosed my grumblings as resulting from a faulty motherboard. Recalling my busted hard drive of a year past, I asked, “Have you come across many problems with [the weathercomputer brand and model]?” His response – “No comment” – is a common journalistic expression for “I must cover my ass.” “But I can tell you,” he offered, “that it’s very, very easy to find parts for your brand and model.”

Thursday’s forecast: No comment, but I can tell you that it will be very, very easy to look outside your window, assuming it’s not broken.