Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ahhh............'s over!!! Election 2012 is history. If I never got another political call or saw another campaign ad I would be a happy camper.

Yesterday was a LONG day. I'm one of the minimum-wage election workers who make it all happen. Before every election all of us make a trip to the county courthouse for election training. Before every election we're told how important we are, how they couldn't do it without us, etc. etc.  So what's up with the minimum wage?  Is that what all election workers all over the country get?  Or is our state/county just cheap?  I'm the messenger, so with the training, picking up the election materials and returning them to the courthouse, I rack up about 150 mi.  I'll have to figure it up to be sure, but I think I make more in mileage reimbursement than I do in wages.  However, on the bright side, now those political calls and ads will go away.  Now it will be the news media endlessly rehashing the whole thing.

So, yesterday I was gone all day and today I'm being a slug and/or catching up on things at home. Needless to say, I'm not getting any of  THIS done:

That was LAST Tues. & Wed.   Canned the chicken I got on sale a couple weeks ago, and all the good broth. It's a lot of work and takes a lot of time, but buying the little cans of chicken for like a $1.69 apiece when I want a chicken sandwich or some stir fry for my lunch is ridiculous.  I canned it in 1/2 pt. jars and each one has about as much meat as three of those little cans.  The amount of meat in the cans just keeps shrinking. Really, do the food processing companies think we're all stupid???


  1. Down here in NZ, we pay more for less, a punnet of strawberries works out to nearly 30c per fruit!!!We pay for mechanics to look at mowers, engines, and even pay if they do not do the repair. Huge coverage of yesterday, last night, and the crowds,queues, voting, speeches and more, now you have done all the hours of work, do remember, without thousands who do that, yesterday would not have run so well. You need a medal, each one of you, the unsung heroes. Cheers from Jean.

  2. I, too, am so glad it is over finally. I have a good friend back in Montana who works the elections and she doesn't do it for the money, so it must be everywhere.

  3. Glad I'm not the only one. The packages are slowly getting smaller but the contents are dwindling even faster. I thought it was just me. hehe. Thank you for your election work.

  4. Thank you for all of the work you put in to make election day happen!