I’m sure it would have been an adventure, but I can’t say that I was really looking forward to it. Canada is far away, and it’s cold up there. We might not even be welcome. And I kinda like it at home, right here where we are.
So last night was a big, big relief.
Obama, Warren, Tammy Baldwin and more. Major cultural shifts, too. I can’t remember ever being so satisfied after an election as I am right now.
I’m looking forward to a good four years, much better than the last – even – in oh so many ways. Since that’s the last time Barack Obama will ever have to run for election, maybe he will be able concentrate on running the country – in the way we always thought he could.
Congratulations to my American peeps on last night’s victory! While he’s not ‘ours’, I know we are much better off with Obama in the White House, too.
As for moving up to Canada, are you kidding? I would have personally helped move South Mountain Co. up here lock, stock and barrel in a heartbeat. To have all that knowledge and skill so close would be like winning the lottery.
If you ever need a place to run away to, let me know. We have a great carriage house awaiting conversion…
Kindest, Andrea Cordonier
Ottawa, ON CANADA
Thanks SO MUCH for your kind words. Unfortunately, they ended up in the wrong place and I never saw them ’till just now. It’s a relief to know that if things turn sour we know who to call to help us with the move!!
All best, John
Some comments I received:
From Keith Heller: “Agree. If things had turned out otherwise I was going to ask you if South Mountain could build us a house in Canada. Sounds like you would have.”
From Leah Thayer: “Yay, John! It was a good night. I’m proud of my country, and glad you won’t be leaving it.”
From Marc Rosenbaum: “Amen.”
From Carol Kolodny: “Hi John – I love your blog entry today.
If we go thru this AGAIN in 4 years, and things don’t go our way, Canada isn’t our only option. Denmark is very sweet.
The climate and flora are almost exactly like the Vineyard (scrub until you want to scream).
The winter is mild, tho it’s LONG and WET and DARK.
But the ferries, and there are MANY, are run SO much better than the SSA.
Everybody speaks English, and they have universal health care and a train/bus system to die for.
Have you ever been? I lived there for a year in my youth.
I’m soooooooo relieved we get to stay home for now. And like you, even more excited than in 2008.
(I didn’t quite BELIEVE it last time… I was afraid it was just a lucky Mr. Charisma vs. Mr. Old White Guy/Ms. Alaska plus anti George W. fluke.)
What can I say?