Returning after a three day weekend with old Marine buddies to over 500 e-mails, I have concluded that I have no choice but to suspend producing the Political SitRep, at least temporarily. The collapse of my pulmonary functioning means I have far less energy. In addition, the time required for my job, for my other writing--I'm hoping to get two more books out--and coping with life leaves me less time for the blog. We have signed a contract for $115,000 on the Des Plaines Condo. We bought it in 2009 for $160, put $10k into it in upgrades, and have a $10k roof assessment pending which we will credit the buyer with, so we are losing $65k--thank you Fannie Mae. But this is still $10k better than we hoped to do. Ironically, after we signed the contract, an offer at $125k, cash, came in. While we could get the lawyer to find some technical flaw in the first contract, we feel ethically we have to stick with it. So with everything else, I have to find a place to live until November or the lung transplant, move some stuff there and move the bulk of the furniture, etc. to
. we plan to close
7/19, but will be away for family commitments 7/4-7/10. So.... Madison
Please stop sending me blog items until further notice. Your subscription fee will be cheerfully refunded. I regret this necessity, but life marches on. I hope to be able to resume after I retire, or perhaps before. I will still post Guest Posts, columns that pop out of my head, or items I can't resist. Thanks for reading and sharing. ~Bob.