Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Today's the Day
Supposedly we got some frost last night. It's still too dark out to tell how the plants fared, but we brought our geraniums indoors. I can definitely see ice on the cars in the street, glistening under the streetlights.
So this is finally it -- election day in the USA! I hope it's the day we put all this Trumpery behind us. If we get a Democratic Senate, all the better. But I have a sinking feeling that even if the predictions are borne out and Hillary wins, we'll be entering a period of unprecedented partisan conflict. Some conservatives hate Hillary so much it's pathological. Her path will not be easy.
Dave and I are thinking we might stay up and watch the election results. I haven't done that in years and years -- it could be fun. I'm not sure how we'll do it -- I guess we could stream one of the American networks here in the UK, or we could watch the BBC. We'll figure something out.
Let's hope voters choose "a hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America," as Hillary put it, over Trump's dark dystopia.
(Photo: Outside a community center in Cricklewood, on Sunday.)