Early voting started last week in Texas. I wish we had mail-in voting, especially in pandemic times. But we don't.
On Friday, I made a new sign for my porch and Don and I headed off for the polls.
This is just a runoff election. Is it really worth putting myself at risk? I half wondered.
But voting has become more and more important, in recent months. Actually it has always been, but some of us need a pandemic to remind us.
We arrived at the new tech center a couple miles from home.
I forgot to check the schedule. Friday was the official July 4th holiday.
No voting on July 3. We headed home.
Sunday July 5
There were a few people lined up before the doors opened at noon. It seemed very odd to be voting on a Sunday.
I was glad to see people spaced out in line. I noticed the sign said "Mask Recommended" Hmmm? Masks are required in Texas now.
They only let a few people in at a time. The brand new machines were easy. They even gave us Q-tips, so we didn't have to touch the screen. We were out in 5 minutes.
I feel grateful that voting was so easy for us. I have to remind myself that for many, there are bus rides involved and hours standing in line. There are troublesome issues that make it impossibly difficult. Fall elections are just over 100 days away. I need to start thinking more about this.
Cancer - Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!