If you haven’t seen the new version of my Web site, you should check it out. If nothing else, I can say that going through all of this has motivated me to make my site look more professional. I’ve learned more about Flash and Dreamweaver in the last two weeks than I did in the last two years.
The latest addition to the site is a automated email sender that contacts town leaders and the town attorneys. Check it out if you haven’t already. I have a sample letter you can send to the mayor and the Board of Aldermen, but you can edit it as you see fit.
That said, time is running out and it looks like my campaign to pressure the town into allowing me to stay will not be successful. I actually found the campaign somewhat fulfilling though. I’m happy and grateful for all the support I received and I’m glad the issue was able to find its way into the public sphere. It was a reflection of the principles of the town’s current leaders and I think it will have an effect on the upcoming election.
Anyway, I have a new home that I will be moving into on Friday. I received a lot of offers from people who had extra bedrooms, vacant basements and the like. I appreciate how hospitable so many people — both friends and strangers — have been.
My new apartment is tiny, but it’s furnished, so I won’t have to move all of my stuff. I’m not sure I ever mentioned this before, but I ruptured my Achilles tendon a couple of weeks ago and had to get surgery. Moving all of my furniture on one good leg wouldn’t be much fun, so it’s a relief that I won’t have to do that. But I will have a lot longer walk to the bus, which is really going to be tough if it gets too cold. I imagine crutches don’t get much traction on ice.
Thanks to all of you who have offered support thus far.