I’m sure you’ve heard of that 70’s show that is set in the suburbs of Wisconsin, at the end of their theme song they say “hello Wisconsin” well I am happy to be saying goodbye Wisconsin! Tomorrow, maybe, the sale of the house we have/had been living in will be finalized and our last tie to WI will be severed.
We moved to Wisconsin in 2007 and have been lied to, mislead and taken advantage of to the tune of around $100,000. Now maybe you’re thinking that it is our own fault and perhaps it is, but if it is we are only guiltily of trusting people, taking them at their word and believing that people are honest, and true.
Tonight I am particularly bitter and angry because it is the final goodbye to the dreams we had for our lives there and we have to say goodbye to the last animals we have left from our hobby farm, our beautiful guard dogs, Jacob and Desmond and our flock of chickens in particular, Red, one of the original four chickens that started our flock. Which makes me think of all the others we’ve had to say goodbye to, to our goats, llamas and alpaca and my heart is breaking all over again.
Don’t get me wrong I have met some good people in Wisconsin-my students, and made some close friends, you know who you are, but overall Wisconsin is full of liars, assholes, corrupt politicians, and conservative republicans who only care about themselves and their money.
All day long I have been dealing with this shit and feeling sorry for myself then on my way home I saw a woman standing on the corner holding a sign that said, “homeless and pregnant please help” it made me cry even harder. I hate this fucked up world we live in and I hate that I have become so complacent that I have just drove by that woman.