Once again another month has gone by since posting here.
The “Retired Life” is great. We work when we want and where we want. Last week we volunteered again at Habitat for Humanity. A new house is being built in Mountain Iron. When we arrived, the outer walls were standing and sheeted, with rough openings for doors and window cut out. The two of us and three other volunteers built and erected four interior walls for the bedrooms. New construction is quite different from the repair work we have done with Nomads. Next week a large traveling group of RVing volunteers will begin a 2-week project on this house. We will come back again, after they leave, when there will be a need for more local help.
Next week we will leave the quiet lakeside life for a few days in the Twin Cities. We both have a number of doctor and dental appointments, plus a day at the State Fair before returning to the lake.
Those of us from the Midwest have a reputation for being too pleasant and not speaking up often enough or loud enough. The label “Minnesota Nice” comes to mind, but it also applies to many of us in at least a 7-state area. The time has come for us to speak our minds. On a recent morning TV program, the hosts asked about stress in their viewers’ lives. Reflecting on this question, our main stresses come from the shameless functioning of our current administration in DC. The “swamp” was not drained; it has only become more rancid during the past 6 months. The current occupant of the Oval Office has shown his true colors as a despicable egotist who will never admit any of his many mistakes. The “Leader of the Free World” is now someone in Europe. Our president is not a leader, but is an embarrassment to this country, his party and himself – a truly “Ugly American”.
It is true that he has bought us together:
“The new Marist Poll, which has a sampling margin of +/- 3.1 percent, found that 55 percent disapprove of Trump after seven months on the job“
This poll was completed before the recent Charlottesville demonstrations.
There, I have said it, and it feels good to get it out there