And we voted. Our precinct opened for early voting at 8:00 a.m. October 15. We were there at 8:00 a.m. These are a few shots of other folks that had the same idea. The line started on the sidewalk, wove down into the parking lot, wrapped around the side of the building and then ended up inside.
There were over two hundred folks ahead of us. It took us an hour and a half to get to the ballots. When we got to the door, there was a man waiting with hand sanitizer that he sprayed on our hands, then handed us a pen that we were to keep. I noticed that as soon as anyone left a booth it was sanitized. All in all, I thought it was as safe as it could be made.
Over 272,000 North Carolinians voted October 15. Over 100,000 more than the first day in 2016. As of the 17th: 700,600.
Did anyone watch THE WAY I SEE IT, the Peter Souza documentary? For those of you who may not be familiar with him,he's a photojournalist that was the Whitehouse photographer for both the Reagan Presidency and the Obama Presidency. It was fascinating and insightful. I highly recommend it. AND If you didn't see it, did you see the town hall debates Saturday Night Live style? Hilarious. What I love about these skits, neither side escapes unscathed. If you haven't seen it and would like to, here's the link. https://youtu.be/4UFfD0HIhv4
AND...In the kitchen.
Like orange juice? Peaches? Have you tried a dollop of peach punch in your OJ? It's a nice combination of flavors.
AND...The HH surprised me with this 'spooky' bowl. I love glass bowls with plastic covers. I prefer glass over plastic, especially if it's heated. Heating plastics is one of my carcinogen concerns. Does plastic concern anyone else?
AND...The eternal garden pics.
The Iris is still blooming, though I think it's nearing its last hurrah.
The swallowtails have moved on but these guys are hanging around. They look like monarchs but they are smaller than the ones I'm used to seeing.
Have you voted? Seen the Souza documentary? Still got butterflies?