Little side trips

Well, I shed a few tears today as the photographer came to shoot the house and when we signed the realtor agreement. It seems the last eleven years have simply flown by in a home filled with peace and joy and laughter and great food and friends and family.

Which reminds me. My friend, Connie, came by today. It was great to catch up on the things happening in her life with her family. 

It was fun to pop by my other friend’s place. It was just my luck that I caught up with Nancy for a minute chat. 

I have a play date with another friend, Michel, this weekend. I am so looking forward to meeting her Mini-me.  





Almost there: 362/365

This writing every day has been a great challenge but boy, oh boy, am I ever happy to know that it is coming to an end! And yes, I can believe it is almost the end, an end for which I am truly thankful.

The Coming Soon sign went up so today my sister came over and helped me out with a couple of things to get the house ready to be photographed tomorrow. I have just a couple more things to do tonight.

Things are moving along rather nicely. Soon it will be the end of living in Florida. 

All good things must come to an end. And it is always great when bad or mediocre things end too. 


Take Back The Senate: #DitchMitch

Schumer is the problem. So is Mitch McCONnell. The problem is the Senate but Mike Lee with Thomas Massie keep trying to educate the public on the bottle neck process that is hurting the American people while oppressing the taxpayers. Like David Horowitz says: It’s the Senate, Stupid.

Today’s Reading List:

  1. Boyd Matheson: Shutdown insanity — political posturing at people’s expense
  3. Chuck Schumer Just Lost The Shutdown, Bigly

Representative Thomas Massie’s video is really fantastic on the Omnibus or Continuing Resolution. (Unfortunately it is not on YouTube otherwise I would embed it.) 

Senator Mike Lee, author of Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document, has encouraged We, The People, to actively engage our Senators into doing the right thing. He knows that We, The People, must demand that they vote “on the 12 appropriations bills that the House has already passed.” He keeps asking, pleading for our help.

Engaging our politicians is the way it should be done. That is the way it must be done. Our unified voices insisting our politicians consistently press house and senate leadership for an Up-or-Down-vote on each of the 12 bills creates transparency. Then there is accountability. Then there are no more excuses so the House and Senate members can truly do the work We, the People, sent them there to do. 

America is not a country for servile men and women. We not only have a right to be free, but a duty to be free. For “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” 

~ David Azerrad


Dear Mitch McCONnell & Paul Ryan

Please turn the #SchumerShutdown into something positive.

Please, press for an up-or-down vote on every issue.

Please, clean up the Senate and the House so every Senator has to go on the record about what he or she is voting for or against each and every vote. 


Additional Reading:

  1. Needham: Shutdown Showdown Is Actually About Chain Migration, Not DACA
  2. The Imaginary Hispanic
  3. What is the “60 Vote Rule” in the Senate
  4. Democrats Amnesty Shutdown
  5. How Lawmakers Vote
  6. Issue Toolkit: Immigration


Every day unfolds with a little better…

The painters finished the interior today. They put everything back up, reset furniture (what little we have currently) and headed out to their next job once we settled up. I will miss Jon and his crew. Yet, it feels a little better to have the house with fresh paint and fewer people in it.  

Honey-do just about has all of his tasks completed. Tonight we are working together to finish cleaning out all of the lights while wiping down the fans. Knowing the bugs are cleaned out with the dust on the blades makes life a little bit better. 

But the best news is that shooting pain on my hip/back area is less sore every day. My mobility is greatly increasing while the pain continues to significantly decrease. The radiologist report revealed no fractures or breaks from that nasty tumble so that brightened my day, making it just a little bit better. 

And Saturday Morning just got a little better with Jonathan Hoenig! I am so looking forward to his online, LIVE! educational experience tomorrow even though the title leaves a lot to be desired but that is my Jonathan. He is intense. He is quirky, bright but best of all a relatively calm, rational, thinker. I adore him for he makes my life a little better with every Saturday he offers to share what he has learned about investing.