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EDIT: Where, oh where, are my manners??
Reading Brainwrap's timely diary about Rick Snyder's latest faux-pas reminded me of my own. This diary ought to be, first and foremost, a check-in for everyone who had to deal with the SE MI flood on Monday.

It didn't affect us in Washtenaw County too badly. But boy, oh boy, did it do a number on my daughter and husband who were traveling home from work in the early evening, just when things got really bad.

My daughter had it pretty easy, leaving her office in downtown Detroit for her home in NW Detroit before the worst hit. But my husband was traveling along NB I-75 from downriver when the freeway was just barely passable. When he got home, safely, he still said it was the worst drive he'd ever had. (And that's saying something, believe me.)

So, please forgive my earlier lapse and let us know how you-all are doing. The last thing I want is to resemble Rick Snyder in any way! ;)

Please follow me over the jump for the reminder about the upcoming meet-up this Saturday, 8/15, and for another set of freshly topical questions.

What's happening in your city/town, county, or district in terms of GOTV organizing that you'd like to share? Any interesting campaign events or fundraisers you'd like to promote? We in Michigan have a huge responsibility this election, to act on behalf of democracy. What's on your agenda?

Also, a reminder:
We have a meet-up planned for this coming Saturday, August 16 at noon, at the Roadside B&G, 1727 S. Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302 248.858.7270
Map Here

Our RSVP list looks like this so far:
Yes
1. sydneyluv
2. peregrine kate
3. DoReMI
4. 2thanks
5. Dr Arcadia
6. Estraven

Maybe
1. ProvokingMeaning

You, too, could be part of our merry band on Saturday. But if not then, soon--maybe Labor Day in Detroit, and late in September downriver (both TBA)....

And until someone comes up with something better--invitation open--I'm going to keep reposting this little text as our introduction:

"I'm wondering whether you all know this variation on the old folktale of stone soup: that when everyone comes together to contribute their own ingredient, in the end a delicious and nourishing repast is created for all.  That's what I'm hoping to do, metaphorically speaking, through these Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Open Thread diaries... The good thing about an Open Thread is that anything is fair game for adding, as long as it's in the interest of promoting community across the state." - peregrine kate
Welcome, one and all: announcements and invitations are going to fly between now and Election Day. Here's one good platform for them.
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