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Jane’s parents were here from the middle of November through December.  During that time, Jim (my father-in-law) and I got to banter delicately around politics, as we’ve always done.  His position is typically pro-business, Republican, etc. and so on.  Mine is somewhere left of that.

This trip, however, proved to be the first time I have ever seen Jim shift to the left.

We had an old saying in our house growing up, “Ride the fence too long and eventually you are going to end up with a sore crotch.”  Well, apparently our kitchen faucet rode the fence too long, because its crotch is worn out.  Once more, in English; it drips, and has since we moved into this house a little over a year ago.

To keep it from dripping, I have been keeping the handle a little to the right when it is off, which slows but not quite stops the leak.

When Jim got here, he became offended by said faucet and discovered that by moving the handle to the left it completely stops the dripping.  I take this as proof positive that even Jim is moving to the left (though technically that put him into hot water).

Of course, from the faucet’s viewpoint, things would be exactly opposite, but then again who puts any merit into what a faucet thinks anyways.

Other signs that Jim is moving left; he gets in the left car door (when he drives), he left to go home to Oklahoma, he left me without another adult to go to UAF hockey games with, and left me with three girls that miss him very much, as do I.

Coupled with Obama’s win in the Iowa caucus, things are looking up!

(P.S. Thanks for fixing the faucet, Jim.)

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