Monday, February 04, 2008

Too Busy To Write

This will be a busy week for me. I am working the elections for Cherokee County, so I won’t be around for you to abuse until Thursday.

Today I was on a truck with two other old geezers delivering and setting up the electronic voting machines. There were ten to twelve machines per precinct. In setting them up, the legs had to be unfolded, pilled out and locked then set upright. I was on and off my knees more times than a Catholic and a Mass marathon.

Then we had to wire the machines for electrical power, then run a steel cable though the handles to keep someone from stealing them. We had ten precincts to deliver. We started at 7:00 a.m. in the pouring rain. We finished at 4:30 in the humid heat well know in the South. I was sweating like a lumberjack whore on payday.

Tomorrow, at 6:00 a.m., I will report to my precinct for my Election Day duties. I have done this before and, although it is a long day, it is fun seeing and meeting the people as they come through. It will end around 9:00 p.m. tomorrow night. Then I will have to go back and pick up the voting machines on Wednesday. Another nine or ten hours.

I’m not complaining, mind you. I enjoy working with the fellows and visiting the schools and churches. But it is more continuous work than I am use too since I have retired. I am soar and stiff right now. And I want be at the computer as much. So be kind to me until I get back and can defend myself.

Later dudes and duddets!


Burfica said...

thank you so much for doing your part coffey. Okay I think that's about as sappy as I can get this early in the morning. hehehehehehe

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Be kind to you?

Who are you kidding?

But great work you are doing--I'm proud of you and pleased! THANK YOU!

VOTING is so important.

I've never missed voting since I came of age.

clew said...

There's a joke in there about being on your knees, but I'm too nice to type it. ;)

Jodi said...

Sore and stiff? You? Nahhh....

Us be mean to you? You must have some other bunch. You know we love you!


Anonymous said...

Good show CoffeyPot! NLM and I just signed up last night to work the election in November. It'll be our first time. Any advice?

e.Craig Crawford said...

I can insult you .. and you'll be too busy to respond? Sounds good to me. ;-)

When Darkness Falls... said...

That is a lot of work! Voting is so important, though.

Pamela said...

proud of you!

Special K said...



Ahem....seriously....How would you know???

Cooper Green said...

Good work, Chad, and here's hoping you gave all those lumberjack whores a chance to cast their ballots.

Cap'n Ergo "XL+II" Jinglebollocks said...

ever notice it's only th' ol geezers who are setting up the machines?? where's all these motivated young whippersnappers who used to go on MTV and tell us to rock th' vote??