Bjorn has gotten active in the Obama campaign. It's great because it means he's not in the house arguing politics with me. The strange thing is we have people coming to our house as a meeting point every Saturday and Sunday to go canvassing, meaning they go door to door asking people who they plan to vote for and trying to help the undecided make up their minds. The whole process has been rather fascinating, talking to the campaign people and hearing what really goes on. I've never lived in a state that was in play so to speak during a presidential election so it's very exciting seeing all the local activity for a national election for a change.
Andy and Meg are LOVING this process. It gives them a steady stream of people coming by the house all weekend telling them how adorable and cute they are. Andy in particular loves having young college aged women around to play soccer with him and flirt with. When the campaign is over, I think we're all going to miss all the activity.
There have been some bizarre gems being this close to the campaign trail, too. Like today, three boys from Woodson High School were canvassing and a lady answered the door and told them they were all going to hell. I get saying that to Bjorn, but three kids getting credit for government class?
Oh, and P.S. Bjorn's pneumonia is improving, thanks for asking. He still hacks a good bit, but not like before and the flop sweat a la Broadcast News is improving, too. Thanks for asking.
P.P.S. I guess this photo doesn't speak for itself. It's one of the organizers camped in our carport with signs, folders, etc. that she gives to volunteers to go canvassing.