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July 28, 2017

three, tech friends, and good deal
posted by soe 1:40 am

Dupont Moon

Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. The effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in the Senate, with Democrats voting as a bloc, with Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski holding firm in their stand against the bill and their party, and with John McCain casting a last-minute surprise no vote. While I know this isn’t really over and that they’ll be back with more, I can’t tell you what a relief it is to have it play out this way tonight. I really thought we were going to have a repeat of Election night.

2. A couple weeks ago, Rudi’s laptop died. One friend loaned him a computer, and then a second gave him a like-new laptop that was going to be recycled from his work.

3. A woman on Ravelry was offering local yarn for resale for a very good price, and since she lived nearby, we agreed to meet so I didn’t have to pay for the skein to be shipped. When I arrived at her house she said that she was tired of destashing and would I like to glance through everything else she wanted to get rid of and take them for $1/skein? For less than $20 I came home with six skeins of yarn — mostly silk or alpaca blends — worth probably in the range of $100! (It should be noted that there was plenty of yarn I did not take, too!)

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world lately?

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 2 Comments.

I, likewise, was thrilled at those 3 brave votes. I have my fingers crossed that bipartisanship and compromise are the new “words” for August!

Comment by AsKatKnits 07.28.17 @ 7:36 am

I went to sleep last night thinking the healthcare vote would go the other way, so it was a nice surprise to wake up to.

And I know I keep saying “Great picture!” but once again you’ve posted one, so “Great picture!”

Comment by Karen 07.28.17 @ 9:21 am