2018 Life Logs, Day 311—State of Union
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Weather: Sunny and Windy; High 60, Low 42 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
The mid-term elections didn’t go completely my way, but I was so excited that so many young people, especially women, were elected to the House of Representatives. And enough of them were Democrats that the party in control will change and there will be a bit of a check on our President. But that is a tall job. I really couldn’t believe Trump chose today to fire the Attorney General and replace him with a “documented” Trumpian. But believe it or not, it did happen. I’m not feeling great about the state of our union and I think I need a break from politics. I see my upcoming trip to New Hampshire as just the thing needed. I will be busy for the next four days visiting with friends and family and I won’t have time to watch the news. I think that is a good thing!
News from Justin in Puerto Rico is that he is still in the hospital. He finally got to see his arm today as the nurse took off the bandages to clean the wound. He found out that the wound was left open so it can heal from the inside out. He has not, however, gotten the results of the biopsy and he can’t be released until those results come in and the doctor can prescribe the right antibiotic. He is so anxious to go home, so I hope it happens tomorrow. We shall see.
I had a 9 am appointment at the Senior Center with a Newcomer member that consults for free with people about computer issues. I had a whole list of questions for him, but we never got to that. I have been having trouble with my email for two weeks, not receiving emails from what I call my ‘old’ account—the one Mark and I used for years. The gentleman I met with, Art, was able to help me solve the problem. Fantastic! I then spent the rest of the day running errands, preparing for my trip, fine tuning my Saturday night presentation and practicing the presentation with the LCD projector. It was almost 7 pm when I turned on the TV and saw snippets of today’s shameful press conference with the President (the President being shameful, not the press) and found out that Jeff Sessions had been fired. I had to chuckle when one person interviewed talked about the election night before last. Of course, it was last night, but there are so many breaking news stories every day that it really messes up one’s perception of time.
So, Concord, New Hampshire tomorrow night, Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Friday night, Wayland, Massachusetts on Saturday night, and back home on Sunday afternoon. Here I go.