Really, Dixville Notch? Tied? That's the best you could do? I'm kind of disappointed in you. I had to scratch you off my list of potential places to live.
Or wait. Heh. We could move there and actually totally skew the next election! Naw. Maybe better move to Virginia. Or Florida.
CNN Europe has the hardest time entertaining their viewers since most of the polling stations in the US aren't open, yet it is bright daylight in Europe and everybody wants results. So they aired a segment called "How the world would vote". They started in Germany and showed two Germans, both speaking rather good English. The young man spoke for Obama, the young woman spoke for Romney. That concluded the coverage. Which confused me a bit - after all, over 80% of Germans would vote for Obama (all the polls agree on that) and yet we get the impresson Germany is as divided on the subject as the US. I'm getting very, very jaded about the election coverage.
Anyway. On this side of the Atlantic, I had to get more mundane stuff done. Like, the laundry. Also, having the winter tires put onto the car.
We get our tires changed at a little place in Sondheim. I had a nice chat with the owner's wife while the son changed our tires. I'm always glad to see him. Two years ago, he had his pancreas shut down on him and he spent most of the following year in intensive care, his life hanging on a thread. His survival is nothing short of miraculous.
Our winter tires are still okay for one more winter. The summer tires, not so much. They will have to be retired (hah! pun!) and replaced with new ones. Better start saving money - they will be 100 Euros a pop. Ugh.
I also had a little sit-down picnic breakfast. Not in the picture is my iPad with the book I'm currently reading - "Cetaganda" by Lois McMaster Bujold. Then it started to rain, and I went inside and chatted (see above - that's a bit circular, isn't it.) Yes, that's chocolate cake. I needed that today. I'm so nervous, I can't tell you. Jittery. Ugh.
Then I went home and made banana bread because that's how I roll when I am jittery.
It looks much, much nicer than back in my days. They added that glass front, and a cafeteria which we didn't have. Alan loves it there. The music program is fantastic and wins national prizes galore. The current principal is a main driving force, he's a real win and a great person. Still, I never thought one of my kids would ever go to this school. I am still not sure how I feel about that.
Any results yet? It's 7:30 pm, 1:30 pm EST. Really, it should be decided by now, no?
Biting finger nails.
We are watching CNN. There is no other full-time news program here. Leah demanded a "My Little Pony" coloring page. Then Jacob wanted a Barack Obama coloring page. I had no idea but there are simply shattering amounts of them on the internet. He wants me to scan it and send it to the President. I suppose I can do this, even though we never got a single answer to any email my kids ever sent to the President. (Hint, Mr. President, hint!)
My husband demanded I go to bed early and then get up early. Hm. Mayyyyyybe.