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Thank you, everyone, for all the kind thoughts, emails, messages and good wishes you sent during our recent adventure. We're still getting things sorted at home. I think it will take a while for my daughters to settle down again. They found the whole experience somewhat traumatic. It felt like every time I looked at my eldest girl, she had tears running down her face. Even after we moved into a hotel last Wednesday, it took several days for her to smile.

Mind you, in the great scheme of things, what we went through was a minor inconvenience compared to the loss and heartache some folks suffered (and in many cases, are still going through). My heart goes out to everyone who lost their home or is still without power

Since today's election day here in the US, today's post is a tongue-in-cheek word from a former veteran of American politics.


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I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to being able to watch TV or go on facebook without seeing nasty political ads or rants about one side or the other.

Have a great day, and as they say in Chicago: 'Vote early, and vote often!'


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msstacy13
Nov. 6th, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think it was Pat Paulsen
who observed the extent of democracy in Illinois,
where even the dead are allowed to vote.

Seriously, for those who hesitate to vote
because they don't know for whom they ought to vote
in so many of the state or local races,
even if you pick names at random,
it makes it that much more difficult for anyone to rig the election.
jongibbs
Nov. 6th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
Whichever side wins, I suspect the other will cry, 'Foul!' :(
ideealisme
Nov. 6th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear all are safe and well and hope things ease over the coming days.
jongibbs
Nov. 6th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
peadarog
Nov. 6th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the trauma. Hope you get it all sorted out soon.
jongibbs
Nov. 6th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Peadar :)
ladysaotome
Nov. 6th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
I had a feeling they would be particularly traumatized which is why I was so worried there. :( I'm glad it's mostly over for you. And that the elections are almost over for all of us.
jongibbs
Nov. 7th, 2012 01:47 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kat :)
isleburroughs
Nov. 6th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're back on and situated. I haven't been on LJ due to a busy schedule and editing. Hope you and your family are all well, warm and settled in now :D
jongibbs
Nov. 7th, 2012 01:51 am (UTC)
Thanks, we're getting there :)
isleburroughs
Nov. 7th, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
Lots of *hugs*.
jongibbs
Nov. 7th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
misha_mcg
Nov. 7th, 2012 03:51 am (UTC)
Sorry you had such a rough time of it with the storm. Hope things get back to normal soon.
jongibbs
Nov. 7th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
Others had it far worse, Misha, so I can't complain :)
mary_j_59
Nov. 8th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
I'm glad you and your family are safe, and I hope the nor'easter isn't as bad, down by you, as it is up here. Also, you are so right about the political ads! I won't miss them at all. The only thing worse is the begging e-mails.
jongibbs
Nov. 9th, 2012 11:07 am (UTC)
Thanks, Mary :)
snapes_angel
Nov. 8th, 2012 12:09 pm (UTC)
Why else do you think I kept to the cartoon channels, sans Cartoon Network?

Which was more traumatic, the relocation or the election coverage?

Edited at 2012-11-08 12:10 pm (UTC)
jongibbs
Nov. 9th, 2012 11:07 am (UTC)
Lol, they both took their toll :)
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