Programming note

I’m volunteering as a poll worker, and since the call time is 5AM and we don’t leave the premises until the polls close at 8PM, I won’t have time to write today. Posting will resume as normal on Wednesday. (Assuming I don’t sleep all day. Which I might, as I am going to need to ingest industrial quantities of coffee to make it through today.) 

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Comment by Dorothy Lobel King
2020-11-03 05:22:47

Thank you! Love your blog, but huge 🥂 for volunteering.

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:40:41

Thank you right back! It was a long and busy day, but I would and certainly will do it again in a heartbeat.

 
 
Comment by Roma
2020-11-03 05:47:19

I actually had such a coffee machine :) It is a beautiful piece made I believe in 1920s-30s.

Thank you for the great blog!

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:41:38

That is so cool. Did it make good coffee?

Thank you for reading!

 
 
Comment by NCC
2020-11-03 06:35:16

I’ve loved and shared your blog for many years. Thank you for all the great history articles and for being a poll worker as well. Good luck to you – and to us all – today. Looking forward to reading more of your articles, whenever you’re in shape to post them!

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:57:58

Thank you for the blog love and for sharing it for all these years. I am officially back in action. :)

 
 
Comment by Trixie
2020-11-03 07:49:33

Thanks for working the polls. Love your blog!

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:58:16

Thank you, Trixie. :thanks:

 
 
Comment by Michael
2020-11-03 08:38:19

Thanks for your work! I agree – your blog is tremendous, I read every day.

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:42:36

Thank you for your dedication.

 
 
Comment by jane
2020-11-03 08:46:10

I try to run an IV drip attached to a Box Of Joe to get me through the days like that lol. Thanks for volunteering. I got to the polls at 5:30 am. By 6:00 the line was out into the parking lot. The line moved quickly so don’t become discouraged if you’re waiting in line. The volunteers know their stuff and get you through ASAP.

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:44:30

There were people waiting in line when I arrived at 5AM. By 6 when they opened the lined snaked around the school. I’m pretty sure I knew the least of everyone there, but as a team we worked together to ensure all voters were able to cast their ballots in as timely a fashion as possible.

 
 
Comment by Lauriana
2020-11-03 10:04:49

Wishing you lots mental strength to get through today…

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:46:57

Truth be told, I was much more trepidacious about it the night before. Once I got there, the positive atmosphere carrying us through the hard work and challenging moments.

 
 
Comment by Maud Karlsdottir
2020-11-03 10:05:05

Thank you! :hattip:

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:47:15

Thank you for your thanks!

 
 
Comment by Ben Martin
2020-11-03 10:24:15

:yes:
Your blog is my Must Read every day.
Today – only today – we give you leave to defend democracy :hattip:

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:47:54

Darnitall, I took a second day without permission. I hope by the grace of Ben I shall be forgiven.

 
 
Comment by Jim
2020-11-03 10:50:07

Thanks for helping in the process. Enjoy the coffee, the day, and especially the people!

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:49:33

The people were without question the best part. I really enjoyed working with the team and helping the voters.

 
 
Comment by Connie
2020-11-03 11:11:16

Read your blog every day!…thanks for keeping us informed and thanks for volunteering! Take a couple days off the blog, you deserve a break :yes:

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:49:55

I obeyed your command to the letter. Thank you!

 
 
Comment by JoanP
2020-11-03 14:06:59

Another big “Thank you!” for being a poll watcher. I do think you should, at minimum, sleep late tomorrow.

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:50:41

I slept fitfully, so there was extensive napping involved. :)

 
 
Comment by ANN
2020-11-03 19:07:30

Thank you for volunteering!

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:51:24

Thank you! I will definitely do it again.

 
 
Comment by mike a
2020-11-04 00:48:41

Good on ya!

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:51:46

Grazie! :thanks:

 
 
Comment by Tina
2020-11-04 05:33:26

“…There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know…”

:confused:

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:53:35

Amen, sister.

 
 
Comment by Tyrone
2020-11-05 02:40:23

To bridge the waiting time, although from the wrong continent, some historical music:

youtube.com/watch?v=Etr-Jr-ou1M

(Musik: Egbert Moore, a.k.a. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Beginner )

———–
PS: Let’s hope the ‘industrial quantities of coffee’ will last. We count on you.

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:52:58

That’s way better than the 80s-style hold music I was going to post. Thank you!

 
 
Comment by clio
2020-11-05 11:44:27

echoing all the messages here, thank you (for both your work on the election and for this fantastic blog which I read everyday)

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:54:37

Thank you, Clio, for your support of the blog and of the reason for the brief interruption of services. :)

 
 
Comment by JoAnn
2020-11-05 12:19:28

Thank you for your service. Looking forward to your next posts.

Comment by livius drusus
2020-11-05 13:55:27

Thank you, JoAnn. As long as I’m able, they will keep coming. :)

 
 
Comment by Petrea Burchard
2020-11-05 22:12:21

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

 
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