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Thoughts While Shaving for March 25

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Hopefully, a deal has been struck by US Congressional leaders of both political parties and will be approved today. Deal was struck late last night, or early this AM. Total package is in the range of $2 trillion. We were told Monday, Congress was on the 5 yard line, yesterday on the 2 yard line and a TD was reportedly scored early Wednesday morning…

LA Times headline … ‘Opinion: Getting Coronavirus stimulus bill right worth the delay’ … We hope.

Yesterday, the stock market moved higher by 6% or more … hopefully today will be as good or better … too soon to know.

Next goal is the nation becoming a safer place for all, and business returns to normal … that could be weeks, maybe months away … hope not, but truth is welcomed…

Can’t imagine 2 trillion anything…

Meantime, back on the farm and in our towns there are signs of the virus everywhere … not sick, sick … sick because of all the disruptions…

Check our article related to ‘hot spots’ provided by Star TMC, an effort to provide a source for all to have access to high speed Internet at no cost. It is up and running, I am told … enjoy. … Wish it was available to all homes and businesses, and one day it will be, but years away in some instances. We enjoy the wide open spaces, but it does have disadvantages. … More folks on a few blocks in our major cities than in all of Bladen County, one of the largest land-wise in the state … With college and local school students, all using computers for their homework … the local system is operating at full capacity … especially where there is no fiber.

Weather forecast for today … cloudy, 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Windy, 8 to 11 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts of a tenth to a quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Partly cloudy tonight with lows around 46 and windy.

Thursday, mostly sunny, with a high near 69, light and variable wind.

“The problem isn’t that obesity runs in your family. The problem is no one runs in your family”

“Always borrow money from a pessimist. He/she won’t expect it back.”

“Feeling pretty proud of myself. The puzzle I purchased said 3-5 years, but I finished it in 18 months.”

robert g hester

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