Breathing again

It’s been a rough few days for those of us who haven’t ever supported a Trump presidency.

This photoooo started my day. After my walk I did some chores, picked up curbside grocks at Plum and put gasoline in Mooon Yooonit. I am not afraid to pump gas any more (I mean since COVID) but I had a fun time figgering out where Mooon Yooonit’s gas-cap release lever was. Even though I have actually used it a few times before. Jeebus.

I didn’t go straight home after that. Of all things, I drove down by Cubelandia. I guess I was missing the notorious State-Ellsworth roundabout? From there I headed down to Textile Road, which I followed to where it sorta ends at Parker. And home.

During the various times I was home this morning, on two occasions I heard the kind of emergency sirens and horns that tell you that something SERIOUS is going on, like get outta my way. NOW! And yes. About a billion faaaar engines and other emergency vee-hickles were blocking Miller west of N. Maple. What? Nextdoor neighbor answered the question. Big house fire. Fortunately no casualties.

11:41 AM. I was putzing around the Landfill when my mouse sent me a text: Joe Biden wins. It was a link from the BBC, which is good for news but still. It’s a news source, not an official communication from the Pennsylvania secretary of state. But yes, Biden has won.

Am I happy about this? Yes yes yes I am. But I know that others, including some of those I love, are not. Like I was not four years ago (or Wednesday morning). I don’t know what the answer is here. “We” always say that now that there’s a new president, we all have to pull together and support him (always him but that’s a whole ‘nother topic). I do not think that’s what’s going to happen. I don’t know what’s next but I never supported Trump and I think there are going to be people who will not support a Biden presidency.

I dunno where we’re going from here. For today, my team won and I was able to breathe again.

3 Responses to “Breathing again”

  1. jane Says:

    YAY! Very happy the Biden/Harris team won.
    And I have been thinking of you as I traverse the roundabout each day now. The work I’m doing for the holiday season has moved over to the South Side area, sitting in ZingTrain seminar room now. Great to know that the Bakehouse is just a few steps away.
    Good news with the pandemic – much less traffic so the roundabout isn’t as scary!

  2. Margaret Says:

    I’m very happy about the results, but the current occupant of the big white house doesn’t want to get evicted and will fight this in any way he can. I wish I believed it was over…

  3. Tonya Watkins Says:

    TODAY, I am overjoyed, like so many people (and other countries! Paris rang church bells when Biden’s win was called). I am relishing my happiness and Twitter’s. I know the road ahead will be fraught, but TODAY I am joyful.