I said I wasn't going to say anything else about the election but then I got this email.
It is too good and it is how I feel.  Now I'm done saying anything and will be praying for this
nation, our children. and for God not to forsake us.

Well, It's Official; I Don't Know Anything!
(author unknown)
I thought for sure that given such a clear choice, Americans would vote for love of country over revenge.
I was wrong.
I thought, that just as every presidential election in my lifetime, the bad economy would be hung around the incumbent's neck, sinking him.
I was wrong.
I thought that even those few Americans who were fortunate enough to still be fully employed (not counting those leeching off the public system) would be cognizant of how much pain their neighbors were in and
elect someone who would at least try to make improvements.
I was wrong.
I thought that now that FINALLY some of the disturbing truths about our first black president had come to light, voters would reject a man so dangerously at odds with the American experience.
I was wrong.
I thought the 2010 elections and the Tea Party meant something. I thought the enthusiasm on display at Romney/Ryan events, contrasted with the lack of same at Obama/Biden events meant something.
I thought Americans would never sell their liberty for the sake of trinkets like cell phones or even big shiny lies like 'free health care'.
I was wrong.
Never in a million years would I have supposed that America would support a president who left his (our) people to die at the hands of our enemies overseas without lifting a hand to help, then lie about what he watched in real time for over two weeks, then lie about the lie for another month.
I was wrong.
I thought Americans could tell a hawk from a handsaw.
I was wrong.
We were offered the clearest choice we've has since 1980, where we had malaise and a misery index on one hand and a shining city on a hill on the other. Back then, we chose the city on the hill. This time the
choice was between a man who says 7.9% unemployment and $4.00 gas is the new normal and a guy whose entire career has been about fixing broken entities. We chose to stay broken. And Broke.
Maybe I'm wrong about the ramifications of this choice. Maybe the bird-killing windmills will actually turn out to be a viable energy source. Maybe America diminished will be loved overseas. Maybe a nuclear Iran won't be a threat. Maybe Israel is over-reacting. Maybe western civilization was always over- rated. Maybe life under sharia is not bad at all. Maybewhen the rest of the world realizes that we have no intention of ever paying back that $16,000,000,000,000.00(and counting) that we've borrowed from them, they won't devalue the dollar, causing hyper inflation here at home. Maybe China will just keep on giving us money and not demand our hearts, souls, national monuments and marriageable daughters as payment.
I've watched my candidate lose elections before but I've never felt the way I did last night when this one was called for Obama. It wasn't bitterness or sadness or even disappointment. It took me a while to figure out what it was. Then it hit me; it was horror. Pure, unadulterated horror.
Not because of Obama, but because of what it says about us, the American people, that we chose this.
It shouldn't have even been close. Faced with the choice between taking charge of our destiny and tackling our financial problems, we opted to get high and have sex. We reelected a guy who doesn't understand that a growing economy that creates more tax payers will bring in more revenue than higher taxes. A Commander in Chief who doesn't know our military still uses bayonets. A man who wants to control the economy without even knowing the difference between bankruptcy and liquidation. It was one thing to elect an unknown quantity, buying his line of 'Hope and Change'. It's something else to deliberately choose his failed policies over someone who has actually achieved success in life. I never dreamed America would do that.
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, Hello Idiocracy!
Goodbye, recovery.
Goodbye, energy independence.
Goodbye, religious liberty.
Goodbye, liberty and justice for all.
Goodbye, America dream.
It profits a man nothing to lose his soul for the whole world but we threw ours away for cell phones and birth control pills. In the twentieth century (the American Century), we stepped up to the plate three times and saved the rest of the world from fascism, nazism and communism. We were the cavalry, always riding to the rescue. Now, we've gotten rid of our horses, spent all our money on windmills, alienated our allies, bowed to our enemies, cut ourselves off from our own natural resources thrown away our children's birthright and spent
their inheritance. And we did it on purpose.
When the wolf is at the door (and he's coming, yelling 'Allahu Akbar') we're going to find out that there is no one out there to come to our rescue.
On the bright side, maybe it'll all turn out great. After all, I don't know anything


Corey going to a wedding she looks so pretty.

 We went to the Winter Springs Art Show
Saturday.  I like it because it's small and
I was able to walk around the entire show.
I didn't know they had a memorial at the park.

This morning seemed like bird city in our back yard.

This was the only photo I got.  They were moving too fast.

Chuck wanted to see this photo from our Tenn. trip.
The watermelons were 300 lbs. each.  So how much 
did the pumpkin weigh?


Winter Park Autumn Art Festival

Chuck and I went to the art festival and met my 
brother there.  I took pictures of flowers instead of art.
I always feel like I'm not supposed to photograph the art.

 The rose garden was full of blooms.
This was one of my favorites.

Chuck took the next 5 photos.

 I really like the lighting in this 

I had to take a few sit stops.  The heat really gets to me.
This was the view looking up..

The only pic of any art and you can't really tell 
much about it.  It was a good show.  Not too crowded if
you got there early.  It was nice at first  but as
it got closer to noon the heat made me feel bad and had to leave.  

And, slippery elm tea update: Yuck!


More pictures from Tennessee.  Waiting in line
to cross the suspension bridge.

from the bridge

The leaves were just starting to change.
Jesse went there this past weekend and camped.
She said there was lots of color.
On another note, I just made some slippery elm tea.
I see why it's called slippery.  It's rather disgusting but
it's supposed to help with some of the pain killer
side effects.  We'll see if it works.



Last weekend we decided to take a trip to Tennessee.
Chuck was off a couple of days and we miss fall.  It
is my favorite time of year and it doesn't exist in Florida.
It was a wonderful trip and I didn't say anything about
it because I know how people worry when I do stuff.
We went to Cookeville a small town with cute shops.
 Chuck found some cups that match 2 others I have so
now I have a set of 5.  I will post photos later.

You can barely see the suspension bridge over the falls
and yes I went across it.  People can't read tho because 
it said only 6 people at a time.  That made me nervous when
a group of non-readers just started across when we were on it.
And when we were in line to go back over people were 
saying why aren't they just going -I said the sign said only
6 people at a time.  Wow, I can't believe these people vote.

It was really pretty.
The colors were just starting to change.

 You can rent these cabins on the lake.

This is George hole.  I think an old swimming hole.

The house on the previous post was outside the park
a little ways.  It was a nice trip we'll probably do again.
Chuck's dream house, home, acreage

I like it alot too.