When I got in my car this morning, the odometer read 177600. Inspiring?
Mid-morning: ambled off toward polling place. Didn't see signs up. Looked at sample ballot: oh, they've moved it to the other side of the mega-block. So, more walking. Find an obstacle course; there's massive road construction going on just outside the mobile-home park where the polling place is.
Seems like a light turnout. Apart from the road construction, things seem to be going smoothly.
Strange thought: a couple of days ago, there came in the mail something purporting to be a Republican voter guide. Had most of the positions you'd expect. But! It endorsed reGovernor Moonbeam's tax increase. For realz? But... the Democrats insist that the tax increase has to be done by initiative, bypassing the legislature, because the token Republicans allowed in the legislature are agin it. Somehow, this makes no sense. False-flag mailing by the higher-tax crowd? Or perhaps both parties want the tax increase, neither wants to take responsibility for it, and so it goes on the ballot?
And, on that note, back to work. An Imperial bargeload* of work showed up in the last few days, most of it urgent**, and I need to dig my way out.
* 1 Imperial bargeload = 1.136 metric bargeloads.
** "I'm in the middle of fifteen things, all of them annoying." - S. Ivanova