I can almost hear the quiet (except for those candidates)

It’s so quiet here, it almost has a sound of its own. I can hear my computer, a lovely Mac G5 whose workings I don’t believe I’ve ever heard before.

The ability to work at home is a gift. Believe me, looking at the snow outside, I am very grateful.

Actually, looking at the snow outside is a little difficult. I am farsighted, so I wear glasses for computer work and reading. If I look up from the back wall of my living room and out the front window, the trees are blurry. Factor in that the top pane of glass still is the original and a bit wavy, and it’s almost like being underwater.

The Lab pup is at my feet, gnawing on the stick I allowed her to bring in since I couldn’t keep an eye on her galomphing in the yard. Her boy can clean up the bark flakes later.

The boy and his sister greeted the school closing news with “Are you serious?” That was more than two hours ago, and I haven’t heard a peep from them since. There’ll be noise later when they get punted outside to shovel, but it’s powder so the grumbling should be minimal. Should be.

In listening to the morning news, it seems like the Democratic debate got exciting, and I’ll go poking about for more about that after deadline. Which reminds me, here’s something I wanted to say last Wednesday, but I didn’t want to blunt the effect of the A Tradition in the Making blog that had just launched, so I held off. Anyway:
Is Michigan on crack?

Clinton and Romney? I really wanted to pull the covers over my head. I don’t want either one of those people. And then listening to the financial news this morning, there were chirps about how this could be a boon to Romney because he can tout his business experience. Eeyagh.

It’s gratifying that my kids are looking forward to this madness. My daughter pointed out yesterday that the first year she can vote, there will be a presidential election, which she finds exciting. The Boy Who Can Almost Drive also mentioned the thrills that await him in three years. They took some interest in the last big doings, so it will be really cool this year now that they have a more complex outlook on things. I’ll have to alert them to the Dem smackdown and see how they take it.

Once they’re vertical, of course.

This post originally appeared on ourMidland.com, the online home of the Midland (MI) Daily News. Republished with permission.

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