I absolutely think a change of adminstrations will be good for the country, but it's also clear that it's going to make things very very busy for our family for awhile.
Will's group is busy trying to make sure the stimulus package doesn't all go into paving over the universe and instead investing in clean energy and more transit choices.
Nate Silver at 538 rightly points out that this is not a narrow agenda, but one very fitting with the platform Obama ran on: energy independence, cleaner air, reducing greenhouse emissions, etc. Unfortunately, it still sometimes gets labeled in the press as a hopelessly granola-y dream. (We do make granola homemade at our house, but that's beside the point. . . ).
My public apology: I've been a little grumpy about how much time this new effort is requiring of my beloved. When I had to leave the family to tend to a pastoral care crisis this afternoon, we were both thinking the same thing: "Don't complain about my work, and I won't complain about yours."
Will and I regularly have to remind ourselves that meaningful jobs, left to their own devices, can quickly devour family life. We also have to remember that we're both serving the Lord.