Today is a sunny day in Wisconsin, the winds have died down. Sure wish we could leave today. But there are two impending storms on the horizon.
One is the weather, which we are due for 10-12 inches tomorrow and into Monday. Hope all will be clear by Wednesday morning take off time.
The other storm is our political situation in Wisconsin. As many of you know, not only is Steve a hard working state employee of 33 years, but he is also the union president of the AFSCME WSEU Local 1800. The firestorm brewing in our capitol due to some horrendous legislation being pushed through is affecting all of our taxpayers, not just the state workers. I don't ever want to get political in my blog, and never want any arguments. But unless you live here and know what this is going to do to each tax payer, property owner, and state employee, it's hard for anyone on the outside to express opinions on this matter. The trickle down effect will harm all Wisconsin residents indirectly and property owners very directly. Personally it is going to hamper our meager household budget and really diminish the very low take home pay Steve gets. So I will end this topic with: "It's a heck of a storm and we don't see any calm waters for a long time"
Poor Steveio has to monitor the situation and it is causing great stress and turmoil for him, He has one more meeting on Tuesday night before we leave, and we are hoping nothing is going to cause him to have to stay here and forgo the vacation plans. We might as well enjoy our tax refund and our vacation, before having to come back and seriously tighten the belt and work on a much diminished household budget.
On a brighter note.. much brighter... I am inspired by Al and Kelly of http://thebayfieldbunch.com in their southwestern decor choices in their motorhome. I had found this lovely handwoven runner a while back at a rummage sale, no less. It was a mere dollar or two if I recall correctly. So I have added to our little table in our rig as a bit of southwestern color to encourage us on our journey and brighten up our motorhome.
and for my weaving buddies who read this blog, here are some closeups of the patterns....
And then a bit of knitting here... been doing some socks for the cute grandkids on five needles, toe up, with some fun self-patterning yarns....
And of course, I will wind up the blog today with some more pics of these absolutely darling grandkiddos that we are going to miss terribly while we go on our vacation.
They are all going to come here tomorrow for lunch and the afternoon as a
Going Away Party for the Grandparents!
(Steve said we have to lock up the motorhome so they don't stuff the grandkids in there as stowaways.... and Heather even threatened to send along all Grandpuppies too! That means Tiger the Terrible yellow lab, and Domino and Angel the ratpuppies!!!!)