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!
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