I don't have as much free time as I would like. I just like ATS and I drop by when I can steal a second or two.
As far as my threads go, I am a fledgling compared to most of the contributors at ATS. I have less than 50 threads. I have about 250 post in response to the threads of my fellow members at ATS, however, that is the reason people post a thread; they are looking for the opinions of others.
I never wrote about the hum because while I did not believe it was something necessarily unique to me, I did think that it was just one more of the oddities I have experienced in my lifetime.
The beauty of ATS is that you will come across a myriad of people that will either share your opinions, ideas and beliefs, or not. You don’t have to be soul mates to communicate on ATS, in fact, some of the most interesting threads on ATS are those were the members do not agree.
It is okay that we don’t have a lot in common; it is not necessary. We do have at least one thing in common; we are both members of ATS.
You wouldn't remember if you heard a loud jet or rocket in the early morning hours of 2/17/2010?
No, I can’t say that I do remember that day in particular, but I do remember several months back we experienced a loud sonic boom that shook the entire building where I work. It scared the dickens out of all of us. Security did a sweep and found nothing awry. My first thought was that something in the lab or the O2 storage unit had blown up, but whatever it was it was not in our building. I did not notice a particular change in the hum at the time because I was at work and I do remember that it was exceptionally busy that morning.
I have not looked into what may be causing the hum to change its level of intensity. I have lived with it for so long that I have grown to accept it. I grew up near a Navy Air Testing Center. They tested planes almost endlessly day and night. When people came to visit they would ask how we could live with all the noise from the planes and were befuddled when the answer was always “What noise?”
There are times when the hum is more annoying than usual and I find that a fan helps to mask the sound.
As for my misspelling of Loxahatchee, well I guess it is proof positive that a lot of my time on ATS is stolen moments. Hard to do a good job of proofreading when you are writing on the fly.