Monday, 7 March 2016

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Second shower this morning. First time the stump was free to be showered. Different aide than before, but it all went well.

Mrs. Dr. Phil brought meat loaf she made last night, a couple of slices of Velveeta and our travel ketchup bottle. And bread. Real bread. A bit dried out, but while grains. Sturdy. Bits of nuts.

And flavor.

Ooh, and pickles! Bonus!

One of the other inmates took my ham and cheese sandwiches from the lunch tray back to his room. So we felt good that food wasn't wasted...

After the Sunday paper, we went outside. Alas, a bit of a breeze cut down our time outside, but it was in the 40s. 50s and 60s coming.

Mrs. Dr. Phil also brought a borderless 8x10 print from the new 3-in-1 printer that came on Friday. Cute picture of us outside on Christmas in our red hats. Put it on the wall where several of the aides spotted it right away. What a cute couple we make...

Today was a rest day. Monday we pick up the pace anew. Wednesday we see the surgeon. Friday we hopefully start on the prosthetic.

Mentally I've been ready to get out of here for a long time. Physically we are getting closer.

Want to be home.

Onward...

Dr. Phil
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Tomorrow, Tuesday 8 March 2016, is Michigan's presidential primary. Both parties.

A few years ago, Michigan was worried that -- coming after Super Tuesday -- they'd become irrelevant and wanted to linejump the first in the nation Iowa/New Hampshire races. So did a lot of other states. Even suggesting they'd go as early as December. They didn't, but they did raise the ire of the parties, which subjected and then retracted sanctions against the state. Candidates skipped Michigan.

Well, we're March 8th this time and to everyone's surprise, Michigan still counts for both the Republicans and the Democrats. Even with the endless four-year campaign.

Welcome to 2016.

To me, who wins is less important than turnout. Some Democrats could go either way with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Donald Trump may bring more Republicans to the polls. So while there are two primaries, which team will bring more voters out? And will that say anything about which way Michigan goes in November?

Dunno. But it's going to be interesting.

Michiganders -- it's going to be a lovely day. Weather will not be an excuse. Come on and vote.

If you don't, you're letting others make decisions for you. It's the primaries -- you don't have to win to make a statement.

Dr. Phil

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