Yup, [columnist] Frank Batavick. Thanks for voting. Me, too. Similar to you, I stare at the Carroll County Times on the front porch. I finally blink, sigh, bend down and pick it up. I remove it from the plastic bag, drag myself into the house and wash my hands before sitting down for breakfast and espresso. There, I only glance at the national news. I shutter at the increasing local COVID-19 positive [tests]. Two local deaths in as many days [last week] alarms me.