The music metaphor of the week takes me back to my high school swim team days. For Saturday practice only, our coach would let us bring in a record album of our choosing, which he would play over the public address system while we swam laps. The only catch, and it was a big one, was that if he didn’t like the music, the album would be dropped into the pool and its owner would have to retrieve the soggy vinyl from the deep end. I’ll never forget when the Cars first album was released in 1978 and “All Mixed Up” was blaring over the PA system. Shortly thereafter, one of my teammates was descending to retrieve his record.
So, I couldn’t help being all mixed up on the enactment of New York State’s brand new home savings incentive. You see, apparently the legislation was signed, sealed, and delivered in December of 2017, only to be postponed by another piece of legislation earlier this month requiring that “The Division of Housing and Community Renewal shall issue a report with detailed recommendations and findings to the governor . . .”