Infrastructure Week

Delmar Loop Trolley Construction

Otherwise know as orange barrels season. This week, in a breakthrough bipartisan agreement, it appear that Joe Biden will succeed, where the former guy only failed. I guess negotiating and cooperating with people works a lot better than bullying and name-calling them. Go, figure. In his new non-Twitter existence, the former guy issued the following longform “Tweet”:

“Hard to believe our Senate Republicans are dealing with the Radical Left Democrats in making a so-called bipartisan bill on ‘infrastructure,’ with our negotiators headed up by SUPER RINO Mitt Romney,” Trump said in one of his recent statements, functionally a long-form tweet. He added that the legislation “is a loser for the USA, a terrible deal, and makes the Republicans look weak, foolish, and dumb. … Don’t do it Republicans — Patriots will never forget! If this deal happens, lots of primaries will be coming your way!”

I’m not sure when this infrastructure bill will actually pass, because after today, Congress adjourns for its annual August recess. Having lived in DC, I can assure you getting out of town in August is a good thing to do. The same is true for here in Saint Louis. It is supposed to hit a hundred today. Anne is working the polls as an election official this Tuesday. There is only one item on the ballot, a property tax increase proposal for the community colleges. I suspect that she will be getting a lot knitting done, at the taxpayer’s expense.

Anyway, the next day, we’ll be getting the heck out of dodge and heading back north to the cabin again. We’ll be passing through Ann Arbor several times. Once on the way up north, once on the way back south, except then, we’ll take a detour to Boston, for Maren and Dave’s wedding shower. We’re flying and at the time of booking the flights, it seemed like a good idea to fly to and from Detroit. Harry’s move though occurred much more quickly than we had thought that it would. We may be able to stay at his place one more time, on the way up north, but the night before we fly to Boston and the night after we return seem more doubtful. That’s OK. Harry’s new place rents rooms for family visitors, but we might seek other accommodations. I want to see his new digs, but I’m not sure that I want to spend the night there.

Anyway, August, if not the hot weather, should be half over, before we return to town. I hope Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan works out better than Joe Edward’s trolley did. The trolley closed after a year of operation. 

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