I'm beginning to wonder if I should cut back on my Podcasts, Blog reading, and useless Internet surfing to make more room for watching the news. I had to find out from my dad yesterday, who lives in Ohio, that Vermont was once again in the national headlines. I had no idea. And it's not for a positive reason either. Vermont's judicial system has once more seen fit to allow a sex offender off with little to no punishment. In the three years that we've lived here, this would be the third time this has happened that I'm aware of. What does a person have to do to actually warrant jail time in this state? Pretty soon, Vermont's going to become known as a safe haven for sex offenders and they'll start relocating to the state. Not that I have to worry overmuch since I'm headed out to warmer climes but hell. Does Vermont really need to be such a liberal state that sex offenders get to run around free??? How much sympathy does a rapist and/or child molester really deserve??Open your eyes, people!
And on other topics...
I made arrangements yesterday to take Chloe back to her previous owner. She's almost five now and I didn't think it was right to make her live in a crate for 3 days while we relocate to N.C. I'd worry that she wouldn't make it. So I figured the right thing to do was to give her back. Anyone who's met her knows she's a special rabbit. She has an attitude to match mine. We're really going to miss her.
I also spent 3 hours on the phone yesterday making various arrangements for our move. There is so much to do even when you have hired movers. I’ve been arranging to have things shut off or discontinued at our current residence and scheduling new service at the new house. It’s weird, but the city of New Bern makes you fill out an application for electric and water service. C was like, what happens if you get denied? Good question.
The topic of second chances came up again last night. I can’t go into details as this isn’t my story to tell, but I think we should all take a long, hard look at who we give second chances to and whether or not they truly deserve it.