My Thanksgiving Day here by myself was very quiet. Instead of being in Madrid or Sacramento with one of my daughters, I was home alone. We talked via WhatsApp, which I enjoyed and appreciated.
The pandemic is really changing things for Thanksgiving this week. I gave up in March any idea of going to Madrid or Sacramento where my daughters live with their families for the holidays. My hope is we can visit next year.
Our governor, Jay Inslee, shut down many of Washington state’s activities again Monday to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. One of the recommendations? Cancel Thanksgiving plans.
On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have served in the nation’s Armed Forces. If you’re considering donating to help veterans, make sure the charity or nonprofit you select is reputable.
Like many Americans, I’ve been anxious about the 2020 election. I’m glad the votes were carefully counted and the media was patient in calling a winner. Usually, I go to political events in my community, and I’m able to get political buttons for my collection.
T-Mobile will pay $200 million to resolve an investigation of Sprint’s compliance with the Federal Communications Commission’s rules for the Lifeline program for low-income consumers. The payment is the largest settlement the FCC has ever levied.
We’d had Halloween, now it’s Election Day. I wonder what will happen? I’ve been interested in government and democracy for decades. The photo is of me registering voters at my neighborhood supermarket years ago.
Well, Halloween is different this year. In the last few years, I’ve only gotten a few trick-or-treaters. This year, I won’t be handing out any treats due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Next week we’ll have Halloween, then a few days later, it’s finally Election Day. Halloween can be spooky. Let’s hope the election isn’t. Meanwhile, bloggers in our blogging group continue to write informative, thoughtful articles. They include:
The pumpkins are out and we’re going to have an early freeze Saturday and Sunday here in the Seattle area. I’m still working on getting my home and yard ready for winter. I’d better get my hoses drained and in the garage.