Where to begin?
More positive tests - very sad. The Schumacher positive I find especially sad becuase he was such a joy to watch this summer. He seemed to embody what the Tour is all about - determination in the face of the impossible - so to learn that he was cheating all along really stings.
Like Cathy, I find Kohl's decision to come clean about his doping and the reasons behind it admirable. The only thing worse than cheating is continuing to lie about it after you've been caught. Kohl's admission that after his crash eariler in the season he felt enormous fear and pressure to do well in the Tour in order to secure a job after Gerolsteiner left made a lot of sense and it sheds some more light on how hard it can be for these guys and the strain they are under even when off the bike. It's not an excuse but I give him enormous credit for being honest now, if not all along.
I'm working hard on my novel and closing in on the end of the first draft - thank the Lord! Then it will be a long slog of revisions before I'm ready to think about getting out there and finding and agent and seeing if I can sell the thing. The journey has just begun but I'm so happy that I'm getting closer.
We move on November 5th so basically my life involves packing during every free moment that I have. My husband is heading to trial for a big case he's working on right now so he's working crazy hours which means that I'm basically back to being a single mom, just like during law school leaving even less free time for all that packing. Ah well, the new house is great and I can't wait to get there.
We had our federal election here yesterday and, sadly, Canadians relected a Conservative government (sort of the Canadian equivalent of the Republican party in the US). I hope you guys do a better job of moivng towards progress a few weeks from now.