I took the photo last October on a river trip.
It almost got to freezing last night—it was 33 degrees at 6:30 AM! Knowing that cooler weather is coming, I spent some time this afternoon splitting wood. I don’t like to start the fireplace season until it’s freezing, but that won’t be far off. My weekend has been crazy and with a lot of extra stuff going on with work. Next week won’t be any better. I’m already beginning to long for the week I’ll spend down east in North Carolina this November. Let’s just hope its cool enough for the Blues to start running along the coast so that I can enjoy a few days fishing.
The big news for Michigan is that John McCain is pulling out and conceding the state. I’m not sure if it’s because of the work of Karen, or maybe it’s because he learned that Big A, Murf’s husband, is supporting a Democrat for the first time in over two decades. The good news is that we’ll not have to listen to as many political ads. The bad news is that the state will still be in an economic depression.
Like a lot of you, I watched the debate the other evening. Palin wasn’t the entertainment value that I’d hoped, but she did better than I expected. Her strategy appeared to be, “when in doubt, or when you don’t want to answer a question, talk about drilling.” Biden did a good job, but he never had the potential that Palin had for a total meltdown. I was hoping the Senator would ask the Governor, “In what newspaper did you read that?”
It is amazing that Congress couldn’t pass the 700 billion dollar bailout, but easily passed one that included another 150 billion in additional pork projects including help for wooden arrow makers. Heaven help us! Just in case, I think I’ll reread The Journey of Crazy Horse (which I never got around to writing a review). In it, the author tells about how the Sioux make bows and arrows (believe it or not) without congressional supplements. With a fine bow and a quiver full of arrows, I’ll be ready if the economy goes completely south to harvest a few deer that seem to like my bird feeders. Yes, I do own a few guns, but the powers-that-be here tend to frown on discharging firearms within the city limits.
Okay, enough ranting, someday soon I hope to be back to publishing regular post. If not, I’ll have to start recycling older posts.