Sad But Long-Awaited Times

Whether you support our president or not, as a nation we can take no joy from yesterday’s news. Impeachment of a president is not done lightly, by any means, but Trump has never accepted that a president can’t just do whatever he wants to do and I’m sorry it’s taken so long for the existing checks and balances to kick in.

It’s important to note that this first step is an inquiry as to whether impeachment is truly warranted and should be taken to the House floor for a vote. If that happens, and a simple majority of the House votes for impeachment, then the Senate would need a two-thirds majority to remove him from office and, quite frankly, I believe that is unlikely to happen.

So why go to all this trouble? For one thing, the proceedings should at least make Trump understand that he is not above the law, a one-man show with no holds barred, and hopefully reign in his egregious behavior somewhat. Maybe he and his appointees would show a little restraint before destroying more of what makes America a good place to be. Truthfully, I’m not sure I want Trump to be convicted and ousted from office because I believe Pence is even more dangerous because he is a man who would be taken seriously and some of his beliefs are alarming.

Whatever finally plays out, the coming months are going to be both painful and compelling. I have a strong sense of relief that many of our elected representatives are finally saying “NO” to the man and I hope it won’t backfire on us. If nothing else, it might help us regain a small bit of our reputation in the global community.

We’ll see.

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The Dorian Effect–Update

We survived and so did our house 😎
Thankfully, Dorian took enough of a turn
to keep us from getting a direct hit.

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Happy Independence Day!

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Wildlife in the Wild and at Home

Click on the picture for a better look at the alligator
we saw sunbathing near a pond on the side of the road
on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, the island we live on!

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Annie took the picture.

My daughters then had a text conversation:

Laura: Just remember, it’s not enough to run fast – you
have to run faster than the person you’re with.

Annie: I have no problem leaving Mom to fend for herself.

Laura: You can always toss in a cat to slow them down.

Annie: BRB, sacrificing Holly.

Laura: Hee.

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This is Holly. Looks sweet and innocent, doesn’t she?
Truthfully,
she is sweet but she’s also the most annoying
cat ever, the
kind who has the zoomies in the middle of
the night, deliberately
climbs on forbidden places to
demand attention, turns into the
Tasmanian Devil
when we attempt to put her in a carrier and can
be
petted only on her terms. Sacrifice to the alligators
has been contemplated more than once.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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We’re Here—More or Less

The movers delivered our stuff last
Friday and we’ve just gotten our internet
service so things are slowly getting back
to normal. I’ll be back with some proper
posts about our big move but please
hang
on just a little bit longer 😉