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Monday, 5 October 2020

We have been campaigning every day for several hours.  Everyone I have talked to seems to think I have the qualifications for the job and say they will be voting for me.  I am optimistic about the election.  We are almost out of signs, and that is probably a good thing.  I have two banners left and may be able to find them a home today.

The weather is getting so comfortable and we have enjoyed being out.  Wearing a mask while trying to talk to people is difficult so I usually back off a bit and pull my mask down.  Most of the people I talk to answer the door without a mask, so they do not seem to mind.

I have a lot of supporters, but the bottom line is that it has just been Stan and me out campaigning every day.   I was not able to help with the door-to-door campaigns in the last election because I was still having trouble recovering from foot surgery.  I have committed to helping my friends on City Council, a new candidate and the Mayor next year and feel I am up for it this time.

I will never be 100% again with the foot, but time and lots of working with it has made it more limber and I am used to the pain to the point it does not bother me at all most days.  My annual cancer check-up was excellent.  My EKG last week was “perfect” in the words of the Cardiologist.  I had cancelled all our non-essential doctor appointments due to Covid-19 but have rescheduled everything and we are making the rounds.  I am scheduled this month for a biopsy of a small red spot near my right eye and that is a little concerning but for the fact that last year my Dermatologist looked at it and was not concerned.  It has not changed.  My doctor retired and the new person was concerned.  My thumb has healed but I still need to verify that it healed correctly.  For the record, shutting your thumb in a car door and having it latch is probably not something one should endeavor to accomplish.

I was up quite early and got the clothes and napkins ironed.  I enjoy my early mornings when the neighborhood is still and the sun is not yet risen.  I usually work on one of the two afghans I have started.  One is for Christmas and the other is for St. Patrick’s Day.  I was having difficulty matching the gauge of the yarn for the Christmas afghan but I was able to order the same type as the colors this weekend.  I am making the other one quite a bit larger than the pattern and had to order more green yarn this weekend also. 

I am so ready for life to get back to normal.  Perhaps we will soon have a new normal that is not quite the same as what we once had but will be more tolerable than what it is now.  I want everyone to be safe in their daily activities and I want our nation to heal from all the hate.  I think people are tired of all the animosity.  We were founded as one nation, under God.  So many people seem to have forgotten that.  Freedom does not mean the freedom to destroy our county, our nation’s core values or our Constitution.  We have already fought one Civil War to settle that argument. 

Posted by stormi36 at 7:12 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, 2 August 2021 5:11 PM CDT
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