Sunday, October 16, 2016

I'm still standing

Hi guys!  I'm still here. It's been a wild couple of months but as of tonight I can start getting back to normal.  My "special project" at work is done.  I am the chief electoral officer for our town, a task I have done for the past 20 years.  I thought I had seen it all until this election, which was held yesterday.  I  have NEVER been involved with anything like this one. It was the most vicious, controversial mess I've ever seen.  At times it made the US presidential race seem like child's play.  I was insulted, threatened and spit on.  Many other staff were threatened as well.   On top of this I was working day and night for weeks, including weekends.   I'm exhausted but I survived and managed to come out unscathed.  I may have worn out my "big girl panties" because I had to wear them a lot.  Lol    But we have a brand new Mayor and 5 new councillors so I'm hopeful the wounds created recently in town can heal.   I arrived at work yesterday at 6:30am with my team and we didn't leave until midnight.  I then had to pick up Abby at the neighbors, who graciously babysat her for the day.  Today I've just tried to rest up a bit and regroup.   Thanks to those of you who checked up on me.  I'm baaaaaack 😄