I went yesterday to sort of have some alone time in my childhood home. It looks different, and not in a bad way. The clutter is becoming manageable (except for the upstairs...OMG). We have the luxury of time that many do not enjoy when a family member dies. Who among us has not carried some loved ones' stuff in a box to a new home for sorting and sifting. That is how BG tidied up after Pnoler's death. His was the second of four that we spent family time together. The first was Ginner's way back in the spring.. Aunt Granny was next and that's when I ran over Daddy's foot at the funeral home. Can you say overwhelmed? The Lake county branch was there as well as for Daddy's later on. When 'Noler died I was in kind of an awkward situation as to my status, you know the ex and all. This one was also after work and Lori picked up Mom and Daddy and met me there. I still sat with the family...mine, and his and ours.
We discussed halfway points this morning when tossing around political issues like Obamacare. In the beginning I was all for it because of expanded coverage opportunities for those without company sponsored plans but it has turned into just another cog in the wheel of big insurance. Exchanges my ass. As a fiscally moderate democrat, I see that going away as single payer becomes the only way for our healthcare infrastructure to survive. It should not cost an entire life's wages to get medical care, especially the preventive kind.