A week into November, and we've got some snow. Just a dusting really, but it's cold. I'm thankful that I thought to go out and finally get me some warm winter boots. I do have some fashionable and warm boots, but they're no match for those cold mornings in the crosswalk. So, even though it's been seasonably warm lately, I made myself go boot shopping. What an arduous task! But now, I'm set for winters on the street. That and elk hunting, should I be so inclined.
I'm thankful that the election is over. I don't discuss politics here, but know that I have very clear opinions. This election year was another nasty and divisive one. Additionally, Colorado is/was a battleground state and the constant mudslinging and negative campaigning became nearly unbearable. And about those ads, are they targeted towards first graders? Insulting to the intelligence.
On the silver lining side, Chaco voted for the first time. The kid who is a master procrastinator had his ballot ready to go with over a week to spare (we do mail-in). He actually read the voter's guide and pondered each issue responsibly and intelligently. And did you hear? The rocky mountains got a little higher with Colorado passing the legalization of marijuana.
We attended the high school cross country banquet yesterday. It was a nice ending to a great season. Good kids, those runners. And Wolfgang received a special award - the Sisu award (no, not "sissy"!). Well deserved if I do say so.
In other cleaning up of loose ends, the Subaru is back home and running smoothly. China's ear almost looks normal, whatever that is, and I just need to put a few finishing touches on "The Don".
Thank you to everyone who gave such helpful feedback regarding compensation! I know what I'm gonna do.