No, I wasn't swallowed up by the new year. I am, however, being forced to move. My lease will not be renewed because my lovely ethnic neighborhood is being gentrified. Mine will be the fifth house on the block to be gutted, have a new interior slapped into it in about four weeks, and be sold at an exhorbitant price. I suppose that eventually the new owners will figure out that the electrical system is totally inadequate and that the drains are the slowest in the western hemisphere, but by then the current owner will be long gone.
I will return after I move. In the meanwhile keep up the pressure on Our Leader. encourage Ralph to go home and vote for the Democratic candidate, and vote vote vote.