I actually took this picture Tuesday on the way to work. This morning I left the house at 6 a.m. and it was dark. I had to drive 150 miles to a meeting in Provo, sit in that meeting for 5 hours and then drive home. It was dark when I got home too. I could barely get out of my car when I parked in my garage because I was so stiff from sitting. I am very grateful that I don't have to do that very often (once a month). I wouldn't be cut out for a truck driving job that's for sure.
In the state of Utah there are massive budget cuts about to hit the vulnerable people of our Milk and Honey Beehive state. They are discussing cutting services like Meals on Wheels and autism pre-school along with mental health services and substance abuse services. So if we are in an economic crisis, it makes sense to cut services that help keep people fed and emotionally supported, right? If you don't agree, call your local state legislator and the governor's office and tell them that you think the budget cuts should go across the board. Or not.
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