It doesn't help that Colorado has a balance-budget law. It doesn't help that we also have a couple of other laws that while seemingly good at the time, are having a completely disastrous effect now. It REALLY doesn't help that the statewide proposition for a temporary tax increase to help education funding was voted down in November. (I'm still seething about that one, frankly.)
Yeah, the same thing happened here. Apparently a few years before we got here there was some initiative passed that limited gas tax monies to being used for highways only. That sounds reasonable except that it disregarded how the ferries serve as highways for people out on the islands. Now the ferry system is falling apart because there isn't enough funding to keep the fleet in decent shape and it gets more expensive all the time to go to the mainland.
For going slow and steady off the meds. Dh tried to quit paxil in a week once and had such terrible side effects we thought he might be having strokes. No fun. Sparkle's idea seems sensible.
MelW - Sounds like a good family race. I love that dd had a friend, that does make everything better!
Gaye - Congrats on being done! Sorry about the car!
Wendy - Saw you on Huff Po! So cool!
Sparkle - Congrats to your dd! That sounds super intense!
Jo - Sounds like dd is feeling better then? I hope so. Do whatever you gotta do to make things better for yourself.
Lala - That Nutcracker experience sounds terrific! How lucky to get that opportunity!
Nic - May the thrifting Force be with you!
We're just settling back into home life. The local lighthouse is giving tours of the upstairs today so we're off to see that (and maybe some whales???) and then later Santa is coming in on the lighted boat parade so we'll head over for that too. And we're doing loads of laundry and uploading photos. Of course we left our camera's battery charger in Whistler, what are the chances we get that back I wonder?