Election Day. By all accounts, it will be a close one. Like it or not, we only have three choices today (or weeks ago if you voted early). The choices are: (1) Left; (2) Right, or (3) “I’m going to make a point by not voting, or by voting for someone who can’t possibly win.” In our political system, someone has to win. As a practical matter, we must choose sides — one or the other. Left or Right. Upstairs or Downstairs. ”Two men enter, one man leaves . . .” Okay, so the post-Sandy hurricane gas shortage here on the East Coast has me in a “Road Warrior” state of mind. An epic battle for control of what remains of the planet, etc.
I sort of like the Upstairs/Downstairs analogy, if for no other reason than it provides a segue into this Post! Owners of split foyers know that living your life doesn’t require picking a level. You can live fully on whatever level you choose. When you elect to live in a split foyer, you accept that one level could be as important as the other. In fact, you have a foot in each world. It’s more work, moving repeatedly between two planes, but the exercise will do you good. It could also give you a more balanced perspective, from top to bottom, and from bottom to top.
Our Split Foyer remodel is virtually complete, except for some tile work above the kitchen sink counter and some window treatments (if we do any at all). I thought Election Day would be a good time to share the results, and let you vote. Yeah or Nay. Or split your vote. You won’t have that opportunity at the polls today!