I have been busy the past few days. On Tuesday I worked an election. It was a primary for one party and there were only two entries on the ballot--a choice between two for LT. Governor and a choice between two for Attorney General. There were seven of us working the precinct. We arrived at 4:45 AM to set up everything so that the polls could open at 6 AM. We have a really good group of people (they've all been doing it for years--I'm the "newbie") so we were easily set up in plenty of time. Our precinct has just over 4000 registered voters. The polls were open until 7 PM. We suspected that turnout would be small, BUT it even surprised the experienced workers. We had 55 people vote. All Day! 55! I'm so disappointed that more people didn't vote. At any rate, even though we didn't have much to do through the day, it was fun visiting with everyone. At the end of the day I got the best compliment ever when they all agreed that I couldn't move away.
Yesterday the air conditioning that has been out for three weeks upstairs finally got fixed! We have been very patient with the landlords but it was getting tough the past week as the heat and humidity has increased. It is nice to have my sewing room nice and cool again!
The workers left in time for me to head out to a hair appointment. I have not been too thrilled with the first stylist I visited, but I was tying to hang in there. First she offended me by using a term that I found really offensive, but then last time she overbooked her time and her next client arrived while I wasn't even half done so that client had to wait while she hurried through and then didn't even cut my hair--just trimmed the bangs. I decided that I had given her plenty of chances, but I needed to find someone else. Luckily I was at lunch with some friends shortly after this "last straw" and one of my friends recommended her stylist. She is pretty busy, though, so I had to wait a bit to get in, but my, it was worth it!!! I loved her! I really think finding a good stylist who also suits my personality is the biggest challenge when moving. Our conversation was even lively and entertaining! She reads lots of books, too, and so we discussed favorite authors and each learned about a few "new" ones to us. I love that! I'm always looking for a great book.
Today I have a whole list of errands to run. We are leaving tonight for a short trip for a family wedding. It is going to involve flying! I'm no longer a huge fan of flying. I really don't like getting crammed in seats designed for shorter people! I just keep reminding myself that driving all that way would be long and boring! Having a miserable, short trip seems better than a long, boring one.
I found another fun item in the store the other day! I love finding new, fun patriotic things, so when I saw these, they had to come home with me.
Have a great day!