I am despondent this morning. Yesterday’s Senate vote the reason. The vote that passed the Senate Republican version of the tax bill.
What was a question in my mind now a reality. Government as we have known it gone. No longer of the people, by the people, for the people. Now government by and for large corporations and wealthy Americans. The people no longer count.
Patricians rule. Like 5 percent of the population. The rest of the people peons.
Money controls Congress. Its members bought. Thirty pieces of silver.
Michael Flynn. A nail in the coffin.
Finally got hot water yesterday afternoon. Without since tuesday. Cold showers and no shaving during that time.
Simple things do mean a lot. A warm shower!
Frankie the Plumber showed up to correct the problem. He and his wife Sandy friends. If I had known he was the fixer, I would have called him and had hot water the first day.
The problem took less than a minute to correct. The reset button was turned off.
Irma and Me selling. I am running into people carrying it and/or telling me they ordered it. Great!
Irma and Me available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and KoboBooks.
Giorgio’s evening last night! Drinks at the Chart Room. Dinner at the Pier House’s One. I had intended to entertain Giorgio at Hot Tin Roof for dinner. Not able. Hot Tin Roof was having a private party.
Tom and Fran joined us at the Chart Room. One hour of great conversation. Tom and Fran recently joined the Sons and Daughters of Italy. Fran Italian.
Giorgio has decided to leave Key West tomorrow instead of monday. He is moving to the Villages. Already purchased a home there. His Key West home for sale.
I will miss Giorgio. We became good friends in the short year we have known each other.
Kevin and Che at the bar. I have not seen Che in months. He has become a recluse in his old age. He is one year older than me.
I thought it was Irma time again last night. Returned home at 9:30. No TV, wi-fi or land line. Comcast said it would take till noon today to repair. Fortunately, everything was up and running when I rose this morning at 6.
A big day today! I am seeing two friends I have only seen twice in 30 years. Bob and Helen Marks. I was their Best Man. They are in on a Viking cruise for the day. We will be having lunch at Louie’s Backyard.
Syracuse/Kansas tonight. Kansas ranked #2 nationally. An 11 point favorite. Early in the season. Let’s see what happens.
Conflict time tonight. The Christmas Parade. Immediately following the game. Hope to make the parade. Don’t know.
Tiger Woods doing well. In 5th place after two days. Seven strokes off. In the game!
History is a wonderful thing. We learn.
This morning’s Key West Citizen made mention of the cigar business in Key West in 1900. The Key West cigar industry turned out 1.5 million cigars this day alone in 1900.
Enjoy your day!