It’s just a mite chilly out…

Currently (on Tue 5:53AM CDT from Pearland Regional Airport)

Clear Temp: 41°
Dewpoint: 34°
Wind: Calm MPH

I woke up this morning at about 3:45 smelling something burning. Sherry sat up at about the same time and said something. We both jumped out of bed before I realized it was the heater kicking in for the first time this fall and what we were smelling was the dust burning off the elements. We didn’t even make it to the bedroom door. We fell back into bed me for an hour or so, Sherry for another 15 minutes.

I had just the night before reset the thermostat in anticipation of low 40’s this morning…

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Looks like what we would consider winter has settled into the Blue Ridge Mountains. The gorcast for Valle Crucis doesn’t call for it to get out of the 30’s today and Marie was talking about the possibility of some flurries last night. It looks like Fred will be throwing another log in the stove this morning too. Floyd should be just making it into the 40’s…

Take a minute to wander over to Fragments From Floyd this morning and follow the link to the petition to try and stop the Bush Administration from pushing through another handout to big coal…It’s all about rule changes in the stream setback buffer…Go on over and follow the links

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I made my way to the Library yesterday and fulfilled my civic duty. Cast my early vote for Obama. Now it’s just the wait of a week and a day to find out who gets the privilege of trying to lead this country out of the mess we’ve gotten ourselves into.

I am lucky I guess, I arrived at the Library at 4:30…Walked right up to the first poll worker who input my registration number and we were off to the races…Down the line with each worker inputing the number off of the piece of paper received from the one to their right until I was handed my input numbers for the machines. I grabbed the first open machine and ran through my selections. Double checked everything before I prees the “Cast Ballot” button and walked out. All told it took about 5 minutes.

Not like what will be happening in some polling places next week…

Suppose in your neighborhood there are 600 registered voters per machine, while across town there are only 120 per machine. (That’s a 5 to 1 disparity, which is what exists in some places in Virginia today.) On Election Day, your line wraps around the block and looks to be a four-hour wait, while in other areas lines are nonexistent.

Christopher Edley Jr. – A Voting Rights Disaster? – washingtonpost.com.

Go Vote, early if possible…

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Gotta run..Have a great day…

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