November 7, 2016
Good morning. It's sunny, but cold here, only 41F degrees. I can't complain though, because it could be worse. Early Saturday morning, we had a burst of "soft" hail come through here. It was harder than snow but not quite ice. Here are a couple photos I took of the "hail" on my car.
I guess this is a sign of things to come. Old Man Winter is in a rush to get here. Gosh, I hope he gets side-tracked and goes somewhere else.
Well, election time is finally here. After tomorrow night, we'll know who the next president will be. I would like to see us get rid of the "party" system and the delegate votes, and just let the people vote for the person they feel best suited for the job. After all, isn't that supposed to be the reason why we vote anyway?
I also think that all votes, in every county, should be counted and matched against the number of "live" registered voters in that area. This will stop any qualms about fraud. Us early voters (in my area at least) had to sign our name on the envelope that we put our ballot in. Then we sealed the envelope. Some folks may not like the idea of signing their name on the envelope, but at least the officials know that we are alive.
This weekend I also took more photos of my trees. They change so quickly now that every day brings a new look. Lots of leaves are falling though, and pretty soon, these beautiful trees will be naked.
There are still some roses and a few petunias blooming, but the nights are quite cold now, so I don't know how much longer these blossoms can hang in there. I always thought that by the time I reached this age, the weather systems might have changed, bringing the warmer winters to our area. Hmmm, I'm a pretty good dreamer, huh?
Tonight, Deanne and I have the gun class to go to. This one teaches what you need to know for a thirty four state LTC (license to carry), and more gun safety and laws. But first, I want to go to Aunt Lucy's wake that is being held late this afternoon. Deanne will be picking me up after she gets out of work, and we will go together.
Well, Pogo and I have had our breakfast, and he is napping again. I think I should get busy and do a few chores around here this morning. There's a whole new batch of catalogues and junk mail to be gone through and put into the recycle bin. Of course, the shred box is getting quite full again, so maybe I'll do a bit of shredding too.
On that happy (?) note, I'll take my leave. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.