Oh, come on.  You won’t convince me you didn’t crack up when you heard an asteroid was on the way, due to hit right before election day.  Granted, for just a second, I flashed on the movie Armageddon then realized how funny that actually is.  This is 2020, after all.  Massive wildfires, riots, hurricanes, both political parties run amok, Covid-19, and now???  Asteroid.

Like everything else this year, there are conflicting opinions on whether it will hit earth or not.  Even if it does, “they” say it won’t matter because it’s about the size of a refrigerator.  Really?  A dorm-sized refrigerator or a massive French-door refrigerator like the one in our kitchen?  Either way, if it crashes through the roof of our house and falls on us while we’re sleeping, I’m pretty sure it’ll matter.

Is God sitting up there thinking we haven’t got the message yet and wondering what He can do next?  If so, I wish I knew what the message was.  If it’s that humans are a bunch of doofuses, we got that.  If it’s that we need to turn to Him, we got that, too, although I’m not sure anyone is listening.  But no doubt in my mind that He is the solution to all our problems, and we need to ask for help.  And keep asking.  Pending asteroid or not, He IS the answer.

I did some asking of a different kind last Thursday.  We always vote early and use one location close to our house.  So, armed with masks, bottled water, and a Dr Pepper for Ed, we reluctantly left the house.  I say reluctantly because the lines have been LONG and the wait as long as six hours at some locations.  Ed had looked up alternate locations in case the line at the library was too long, so we were fully prepared.

On the way, I had a discussion with God about my inability to stand for hours and when we got there, there was nobody in line.  Woohoo!  Parking place not too far from the front door.  Nobody waiting in line.  He really delivered.  Of course, this is 2020, so when we got to the door, we saw a sign about voting entrance in the back and an arrow pointing the way.  Really?  Since when?  <sigh>  Long walk around the building, passing empty parking spaces close to the location and bam!  That’s where the line was.  Luckily, it wasn’t too long, and we could lean against the building.  All in all, it was a much more pleasant experience that we predicted, and we were out in about thirty minutes.  Civic duty done.  Thank you, Father!

2020 hasn’t been all bad, although it sometimes seems like it has.  There is the chocolate pie I mentioned in last week’s blog post.  So good!!!  With the “cook’s” permission, here is the link:  Some people commented that the filling came out “lumpy” when they tried it, but mine was creamy and smooth.  I did temper the egg mixture with two scoops from a gravy ladle, instead of two tablespoons, and I made sure I whisked the heck out of everything, so I didn’t have that problem.  I cheated and used a premade graham cracker crust I had on hand and put canned whipped cream on it when I served a piece, but she has instructions for an Oreo crust and whipped cream.  Best pie ever!  Thanks for putting the recipe out there, Lauren!  I just hope Aunt Clara doesn’t read my blog post in Heaven, because her pie has now been officially replaced.

I like the name of Lauren’s website…Tastes Better From Scratch.  So true.  Evidently, I’m not the only person who thinks so, because the news said there’s a shortage on freezers, refrigerators, etc., due to Covid.  Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why.  We do takeout from restaurants or fast-food places, because I don’t want to wear a mask while I’m waiting for dinner.  If you’re cooking at home, you don’t need a mask.  Duh!  Besides, it tastes better.  Experimented with Bolognese the other night.  So, yeah.  Glad we have a freezer.

As if I wasn’t already fully convinced 2020 sucks, a good friend of mine asked if I got his message through my website.  Nope.  Looked everywhere…no message.  Two days later, after fully researching every possible explanation and getting lost in numerous rabbit holes, I finally discovered and corrected the problem.  So far, it’s working perfectly.  Hopefully, it stays that way.  I have no idea when the problem started because it used to work.  So, if you sent a message through the site, please know I’m not ignoring you.  The computer ate my homework.  Or something like that.

We are so close!  Less than 3 months until we can kiss 2020 goodbye.  Even with the extra hour we’re going to have to endure when the time changes, that’s still not too long.  If we survive the asteroid falling on top of our car, the rioting that will probably happen after the election, no matter who wins, and whatever else comes along, there’s going to be some serious celebrating on December 31st.  And it can’t get here fast enough.  Just keep your eyes open in December for Godzilla attacking NYC.  That’s about the only bad thing left to happen.

One final thought!  Check this out:  It’s John Rich’s song, which is remarkably beautiful.  Warning…have a tissue handy!  And buy a copy of the song.  Proceeds from sale will go to Samaritan’s Purse.  A worthy organization I also support.

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