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Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Hello November .. Election Day .. Vienna Terrorist Attack

ElectionAnd it's Tuesday already and November. And Election Day here in the US. I really wanted to write this post early in the day or really ideally yesterday Flag-Austriabefore any results start coming in. My stomach has been in knots for weeks/months now. And while I am somewhat excited and happy that the day is finally here I am also worried. Well, let's see how it goes. The voter turn out definitely seems to be high and that's a good thing. No matter how people are voting it's good that they are getting out there and having their voices heard. So yeah, we will see how it all turns out. For now I'll try not to think about it too much. I also have a feeling that this will drag on for a while longer and we won't have a clear answer by tonight or even tomorrow. But it is what it is. Go vote if you're here in the US and haven't already! I can't since I am still an Austrian citizen and Austria doesn't allow dual citizenship (only in very specific circumstances) so everybody who can vote, go out and vote. :) 

Alright, what else? Weather has been pretty cold and dreary most days. Last Friday we even had some snow. It snowed quite heavily for a while. Didn't stick to the roads, only the grass and parked cars, and went away pretty soon after, but still. The next day, Halloween, was nicer. Still chilly but bright and sunny at least. We didn't really do anything for Halloween. Had lunch at Rizzuto's in Westport and later stopped at Two Steps to see our bartender friend Tyler who always dresses up for Halloween.

Sunday was also a pretty quiet day. Slept in, went for brunch at the Marketplace, grocery shopping and then stopped at Centrico for a bit before heading home and watching some TV. 

Nothing much going on this week (last week I had a dentist and an orthodontist appointment as well as bloodwork for my upcoming physical) so that's good. 

Also, my thoughts are with all my friends at home in Vienna. Vienna faced a terrorist attack last night, right downtown in an area where I often would hang out when I lived there and when I go visit. The police said at least one heavily armed attacker opened fire in the city center. So far they have reported 4 dead and 14 injured, some of them critically. They are unsure if some of the suspects are still at large as there were conflicting reports of multiple shooters. Ugh. I know it has been happening all over the world but when it hits so close to home it is even worse somehow. 

Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a response to:  Carmen/Malta, Nina/WA, Lotte/Denmark and Kimber/Canada. 

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