I did get all of this out of the mudroom --- and into the front hall, basement, and various other nooks. (yep, UGH). Behind the coats is the door to the front hall, and Isaac, who never remembers it being opened, did the ceremonial opening this morning. And . . . then I thought I was going to cruise right through it later, but piles of debris were already in my way. Opposite the wall in the photo are/were two small closets/pantries, which Neil has now gutted. And, oh!, now there is so much for us to talk about (so much about which I haven't a clue, but for which it's important a partner/wife act as a sounding board). Does Neil need to put in a new header? (ummm, no. oh, wait, yes!) And what about the tile on the floor? All new in the closet so it looks consistent? or (as I suggested) a strip of other stuff down the middle (he's never going for that). In any situation I'll opt for the quicker, and perhaps more expensive solution, while Neil is willing to spend the time and less money or even the time and more money.
In other news, instead of canvassing, I went into the Dover Hillary Clinton campaign office instead of canvassing because . . . Bill Clinton's going to be here tomorrow and we were making "do you want to come?" calls. And . . . those ended really fast because . . . YES! everyone wants to come and it's a small venue. So then I moved to "persuasion" calls. My list was the over-70s, who do answer the phone, but who are so tired of answering the phone for political calls. I heard: "Yep, she's the one I trust." "Yep, I was leaning toward Edwards, but now I'm thinking she's stronger on international issues." "Yep, I was leaning toward Richardson, but that might be a wasted vote." OR I heard, "Honey, I am so tired of answering the phone and I'm 93, I'm thinking just let the best person win." And I also heard: "Anyone but Hillary!" and "I just don't want to talk!"
But . . . who is the best person? If you live in NH, you get to have a big say in that!
If you live in Durham . . . interesting fact: much of Durham is moving from CLinton to Obama. HOWEVER, that is NOT happening in Dover, Somersworth, Newmarket, Northwood . . . and why? Could it be (as someone said to me): "Durham is a white man's bubble?" I.e., in Durham, we don't care what anything costs, we don't care if anything gets done, we just want to make sure we align ourselves with the highest liberal values?" Just asking.
And . . . the venue is full, but maybe you could squeeze in so email me if you're interesting in seeing Bill Clinton tomorrow.
And now I need to get off my soapbox because . . . it's High School Musical sing-along-night. Though I can't get "Wouldn't it be Loverly?" off of my mind.