Normally on Wednesday Joyce over at This Side of the Pond, has her Hodgepodge but she lives in NJ and just got her power back. I'm very glad that she is safe and that her home was not badly damaged. Now she still has all the clean up from having no power for almost a week! What a smelly mess that must be. They still need help and a Nor'easter is on it's way to them. It's cold all the time this week with temperatures in the high 30's during the day and into the teens and 20's at night - with no power- no heat!!
Yesterday was an important day here in the USA. It was the day to vote in our new President. I hope you voted. Many people fought so that you could vote. Both Hubby and I voted after work and as it turned out we picked the perfect time. It was 2:40 when we got to the polling place for our town. The lines were very short and in fact, we walked in, showed our ID and voted all under 15 minutes - most of that was walking from the car down the halls and to the table to sign in. It was great to see so many people filling in the ovals on the election form. Yes, here we use a paper ballot. We have counting machines but the ballot is paper so there is something to count if a recount is needed or questioned.
The photo above was the machine after I put in my ballot. I was the 2,014 who voted and put the ballot into the counter. Hubby used the other machine to put his ballot in and he was number 2,024. In all that is 4,038 at 2:40 in the afternoon and there are 2 polling places in our town. We have a population of 17,651 and that comes to about 10,000 registered voters in our town. If the other polling place has 2 collecting bins with counters and they too have about the same number in those machines, then we may easily have had over 8,000 voters by 2:40 in the afternoon. If some of those 10,000 turned absentee ballots that number is even higher! Polls closed at 7:00pm. That is a lot of people! Good! We all should be part of the process.
There was no yelling, fighting, no long lines and from what I heard, no issues with anyone. We do things peacefully up here. How was it where you are.
As we all know by now, President Obama won another 4 years. The voters have spoken and all I can say is please pray for our President and even though he is the President of the USA, God is still KING of the universe.