Will Sunday be a slow day? Even though the sun is shining, and the temps are to climb into the high 60s (F)? Well, if today is like yesterday, my money is saying "sloooooow," especially at the flooring desk. The garden department was hopping. Trucks, cars, and SUVs were lined up at we call the mulch pit, a driveway between too long walls of palletized mulch. Drivers show garden associates their paid receipts and the associates load up their vehicles. If you're into a paid workout, apply for that position now.
Here's a bit about one our new associates. I was talking to a strapping, young man (mid-20s), fully bearded and looking like he's waiting to pose for Fearsome's page, who was hired to be one of the above-mentioned garden associates. When I asked him how it was going, he said, "well, it's hard work and the customers can be really demanding, but this is just an in-between job." He seemed like a nice guy, but I suspect he will always be working 'in-between' jobs until he decides it's too much work to apply for another one.
As the editing continues on The Body in Repose, work is still continuing on Eli and Max's next chapter, The Body Under Ice. Listening to the radio, I'm always trying to pick apart the lyrics of the song that's playing and wondering if they might be useful. Here's one that has joined the list of contenders for the next book.
And here is an interesting poll. While Americans are still worried about the economy, Biden's poll numbers have begun to improve. Republicans still hate him, but then Republicans hate everyone who doesn't kiss the ass of Donald Trump. More importantly, this poll indicates a sudden increase in Democrats who are concerned about the mid-terms. I don't doubt for an instant this is because of what we are seeing in Florida, and in Texas, and every other state where Republicans are in power. For years, we've heard talk about what Republicans would do if they came into full power, in those states, Americans are seeing their dark side. The attack on Disney? That was the turning point. The moment the Cracker Jack Crazies posted that large 'pedophile' sign at the entrance to Disney World they party of Trump stepped in shit. And then there was Abbott shutting down the border in Texas to inspect every single truck. Americans looked at that and said, "What The Fuck!" And Republicans aren't stopping, they're shrieking away on Fox News, and Democratic voters and Independent voters are stepping back and saying "Holy Shit!" And in a little over a month, the January 6 committee is going to begin televised hearings during Prime Time. Republicans are going to learn, Trump wasn't sent to lead them, he was sent to Destroy Them.