I hope everyone is moving on after the campaign season and the election. Like most everyone I am glad it is over, but I have been been dismayed by the vitriol I have continued to see and hear from both sides, even though it is a done deal. On Wednesday I spent time with two different friends, of differing opinions, and I couldn't believe some of the things they were still saying regarding the candidate they opposed. These are both good friends and very nice women and it was hard for me to listen to either one of them. In the spirit of moving on, I won't even mention what I thought about some of the stuff I saw on Facebook.
So, moving on for me has involved a lot of shopping and I am a person who doesn't like to shop. I especially don't like to shop for things I know nothing about like door handles, hinges, vent covers, light fixtures and lots of other things that I don't even know the names of, but that is what I have moved on to this week. Now they are all sitting on a workbench in the garage waiting for our hapless handyman, Robert, to show up to get them installed. Actually he installed a few door handles and hinges yesterday, but it is a roll of the dice as to when he will show up again to semi-complete the job.
I added a few new mysterious pieces of hardware to this stack today.
I was in a Starbucks today between trips to Lowes, Home Depot and various other hardware establishments. I saw a little white haired lady sitting alone at a table with a big cup of coffee at her elbow, and with her head hanging down, chin to neck, looking as though she was asleep. My first inclination was to feel a little sorry for her for being alone and asleep in that setting. That was before I looked a little closer and saw her hands going a mile a minute on the i Pad on her lap.
Note to self-never assume.