We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Real Estate Broker (or Any Dealmaker) Corollary to The Babe's Sage Advice: "Avoid premature celebrations. You're not through until all the docs are signed, all the "i"s dotted and "t"'s crossed, and the check has cleared the bank!" Credit for these words of wisdom goes to Robert Ringer in The Tortoise Report, c 1983.