We're up in the Adirondacks for the week and, although the place we're staying at is supposed to have wi fi, we haven't managed to connect yet. I'm hoping we'll figure it out today, as I was looking forward to the uninterrupted blogtime!
We were happy to discover the laundry in Whitehall has wi fi so we can sit on the street and steal some internet time!
We closed on our property yesterday - all went well - and we are now the proud owners of 6.6 acres of woods, pond and cabin in the Adirondacks! We are now in the process of sprucing up the place and hope to get a few estimates on some work we need done while we're up here this week.
The foliage is beautiful and I'll be posting some pictures after we download them.
In the meantime I'm feeling panicky, not knowing what the daily polls are doing and missing out on all of your great commentary.
I did happen to read Adirondack Musing today, where there is a great post pointing out that the so-called projector that McCain keeps ranting about is actually to replace an obsolete sky projection system for the Chicago Adler Planetarium - something that will benefit everyone, since people from all over come to this planetarium. Given the hole the U.S. is in compared to other countries in terms of scientific knowledge (and the increasing desire on the part of right wing fundamentalists to teach non-scientific ideas like creationism) it is important to continue to support educational institutions such as planetariums.
I wish Obama had called McCain on this during the debate - I thought he did a very good job of explaining McCain's outrageous lies about his associations with ACORN and Ayers, and definitely seemed calmer and more presidential than McCain. But this one "projector" earmark that McCain loves to bring up annoys me and I wish Obama had pointed out that it's not the kind of projector you use for PowerPoint presentations but a very high tech, scientific machine and that its use is worthwhile. But of course probably anybody who supports McCain would think this was a waste of money too - after all, these are the people who think anyone with brains and an ability to speak coherently is a member of the "elite" and not "one of them."
That's my two cents for the day - off to our cabin to do some more work!