Friday. I ripped most of the border off yesterday, all that's left is a little steaming and scraping which I figure will take about an hour... if that. The only problem so far has been the little chandelier at the top of the staircase. It's going to be going away, replaced by some track lighting. My hallway is 22 feet (6.7 m) long and there has only ever been 1 light... at the top of the stairs. The new lighting is arriving today. Hopefully all the trim will be painted and all I'll have to do is pick out a color for the walls.
I went for a nice little ride in the Pyrenees yesterday which had a 1.5 mile (2.4 km) hill, 6% grade. I found the climb... invigorating.
Yesterday I received an email from the PA State Department regarding my mail in ballot. I'm set up, nothing to worry about, I should be receiving it in the mail between September and October. I soon as I get that sucker I'm filling it out and dropping it in the mail. The Postmaster of PA has also issued a statement that if you apply for a mail in ballet close to the election you may not get it in time. Translation: if you want to mail in your vote don't dawdle. If you haven't applied for it yet, then do so today, don't wait. Any wishy washy indecisiveness may very well cost you your vote. One good thing, the US Supreme Court has ruled that in Rhode Island, as long as your ballot is postmarked November 3, it has to be counted. That pissed off the GOP. Good. Oh, and I also saw where a Federal Judge has asked to be given concrete proof that there is any kind of voter fraud in voting by mail.
Finally, from the Hindustani Times, what they are calling the 'uncomfortable question.'