Meanwhile, a brief political aside.........I live in Colorado for now. A state where we have mail in voting. There, I said it. Where every registered voter gets a ballot in the mail sometime in early October. And then does one of three things: Mails said ballot in, drops said ballot off at a sealed and secure drop box location or, if that's their thing, waits until actual voting day and stands in line if they are physically able and willing. And, contrary to Republican fear mongering, we don't have fraud, as shown here. And wonder of wonders, we actually elect people from all parties, including Republicans. While we have a Democratic governor, we've had Republians, and we have both a Democratic and a Republican senator, although I expect that to change in November (not so much because he's a Republican as such, as because he's a total asshole, especially on the cutting Medicare thing). It's pretty equal all the way down the line.
I do admit that for the coming election, we are more experienced as such, and well prepared. But mail in balloting does not as such encourage fraud. So whether you are a regular reader who worries about such, or just an occasional visitor who wants to comment on a semi political comment, consider this: If you want to make sure everyone votes only in person on election day, then make election day a damn National Holiday and make sure every polling place is both covered and handicapped accessible.
On the home front, I'm still nesting and keeping busy at home. Quilting, sewing, knitting, exploring all the Nordic Noir I can, planning ahead, reading, spending outside time.....Every so often I feel the call for the people, especially my women, but I am doing suprisingly well. Today I cancelled my meetup group
I've been thinking abut what it means to live alone, and I've decided that with the addition of a bit of a daily schedule (who, me?) I'll be fine, between the large patios, common and green spaces, and my daughter stopping by again and again, and my time at her house. I've decided that they will be in my bubble, working or not. Just not unwilling to do without it, ya know? I'm also still wavering on bedroom numbers, and apartment size. Another story there, though.
Looking at beginning to physically pack on October first for a move on October 13-14 (I am very downsized), I've made a list for the next seven (seven????!!!) weeks. I'm in the unique position of not having to take everything since son and sister will be here and I can hire another truck later but there are things I need to do-some of which involve son as well. And there is stuff that needs to go, listing on Next Door or whatever. Going through Christmas and fall stuff and garage storage. There are three bedrooms on this level and one of them will be my stuff that doesn't go, he can have the other two.
I think my daughter has already picked out a living room set for me, bless her heart (and yes I mean that in the nicest possible way, not the southern way.)It will be different mainly furnishing a home from scratch, I tell you.
|She knows I love blue! Seriously though, I believe only the sofa will fit. That and perhaps a big ottoman instead of the coffee table.|