Pam and I tried to put up an umbrella that she had - Rube Goldberg-like contraption that is supposedly going to shade part of the deck. Haha! Trying to put it up was like trying to assemble a gag gift ... and then there was the wind! I came back inside.
I was moved by Larry Sabato's distress that a congressional district in New York will go without representation for 8 months. I've been without Congressional representation for years, now. I think it's the law in some places. Here, you send a letter - or, actually, I sent a letter to my Congressman asking if he had spoken out against threats Members of Congress; he wrote back, saying that he was glad I supported him in fighting HCR.