Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Primary Voting: Attempt #2

Well, I made it to the polls, but getting there was treacherous. I left work at a little after 4pm and it was freezing rain. Something you don't think about in freezing rain (or at least I didn't) was that if your car is cold, your car will be coated in ice in seconds. My car sat in the garage all day and I just pulled out and went and then my windsheild was covered instantly. I pulled over and waited for my car to heat up so it would all melt. And then on the drive home, I saw 5 accidents. FIVE. And all 5 of them were in the last few miles of my drive - one had JUST happened before I came upon it and I was relieved to see the people with their kids safely on the outside. (There were lots of people pulled over to help and people on their cell phones calling for EMS.)

I was so relieved to get to the polls, vote, and then get home. We heard from both sets of parents and one of the grandparents too. I'm glad we all made it home safely tonight.

Have I mentioned I'm sick of winter?

4 comments:

BJ said...

Glad to hear that you got home safely! It was sunny and 80 here today:>:> Sorry, couldn't resist myself.

Viv said...

I know what you mean - so imagine my shock when we hear from a voter at 8 that CNN said MD polls were staying open until 9:30! We never got an official call and if it would have not been for that 1 person we would have been all closed up at 8 (we were counting down the minutes) We only had 30% turn out all day and there was never a line so for us to stay open another 90 minutes (no one came in!) was crazy. So since I was young, I was outside warming up cars and chipping off ice (most Election Judges are older and retired) and it was a big PITA!!!!! And then criving home after 10 was FUN!

Katie said...

I went out to vote at dinner and it was slippery! Glad you got home safe.

viv said...

Wow I was most def bitchy this morning wasn't I... sorry about that I guess I wasn't over it yet. All better now :) (especially since I didn't have to go out in the weather today) Sorry to hog your blog with my bitching, maybe I really need to start my own..............