Three I’s, some vaccine, and some playoff football | Life in Ludlow

Ned Luce
Posted 1/21/21

Yes, it was another week of history. 

I wrote much about it last week and received more feedback than any other column I have written in the last 11 years. That means EVER! 

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Three I’s, some vaccine, and some playoff football | Life in Ludlow

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Yes, it was another week of history. 

I wrote much about it last week and received more feedback than any other column I have written in the last 11 years. That means EVER! 

Political commentary is rarely my preferable topic but it seemed appropriate this time. Frankly, I appreciate the confirmation that somebody out there reads the column and further appreciate the positive advice freely given. 

So, now we have had the three I’s. “Insurrection, impeachment and inauguration.”

I write today with a real hope that nothing else happened since last weekend when I wrote this column. 

Unfortunately, I do have to report that a high school friend of our daughter’s, (she graduated in 1992), has reported that the election fraud he discovered when he ran for senior class president has not been investigated thoroughly enough yet to uncover the source of the 11,780 illegal votes for his rival, our daughter, and thus reverse the election and certify his victory!

The vaccine is here, at least for some of us. 

Last week local friends here in Jefferson County emailed that they had scheduled and then received the shots at the hospital in Silverdale in Kitsap County. We thought that was great since they must be just around the corner for us. 

Late last week another couple also made appointments at the hospital and got the shots closely followed by a third couple who made the appointments for yesterday. All but one of these folks are younger than BJ and I. 

BJ convinced me that we should also give the “Kitsap” strategy a try. Before I called the hospital in Silverdale I decided to check with the Tri-Area Pharmacy. They will be providing vaccine beginning this week at the Grange in Chimacum for those 85 and older so, with luck, we will maybe fit in sometime late this month. 

OK, we decided to see if the “Kitsap” strategy works for us sooner. Nope. Appointments are now not available until mid-March at the hospital. So, either the folks in Kitsap County found out about the availability of the appointments or the folks in Jefferson County found out and all the appointments were taken. 

No matter, in either case it is obvious there are differences in the roll-out based on where you are. 

BJ and I are pretty careful in our daily lives and have minimal concern for our exposure to COVID but we are looking forward to getting the vaccine. I hope you are, too. 

The Seahawks are out of the playoffs but the Chiefs are in. If you need to get your heart rate up all you have to do is be a Chiefs fan and watch the fourth quarter of any of their games. Their win last Saturday over the Cleveland Browns was just a great football game to see.  

A snippet of evidence of normalcy in the Pacific Northwest was provided by all the recent rain which has filled up the drainage ditches next to the streets in our neighborhood. 

Last week during a break in the rain I was out for a walk and saw a family with some children headed into Kehele Park. I was particularly drawn to and amused by a 4-year-old little girl with her “Wellies” on. She headed right to the ditch to wander the stream until her mother convinced her there was more fun with the other kids in the park. I wish I had some “Wellies.”

If your resolution this year is to quit drinking please do not pour anything down the drain. Just call me and I will come pick it up for free and dispose of it in a natural way.

Love a curmudgeon, wear a mask and celebrate the inauguration! 

(Ned Luce is a retired IBM executive and Port Ludlow resident who is especially grateful the KC Chiefs’ roster was not “Mahomes Alone” during their playoff game against the Browns. He can be reached at ned@ptleader.com.)

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