Monday, October 6, 2008

My Civic Duty

In my never ending quest to be in first position on Trina's blog list, I have decided to to write more happenings in my life.

A couple of months ago I was a the court house with Alan, and because the boys & I are learning about elections, I asked Alan if it would be okay for me to volunteer as an election judge for the upcoming election. Kind of a hands on civic responsibility type thing. Sooooo....of course he said sure, (my husband is pretty easy going). I approached the elections division office and asked how I would go about volunteering to be an elections judge. She handed me a packet of papers to fill out which included a W-9 form. After questioning the lady about the need for the form she told me this a paid position, and for working the election and doing the training you will be paid $10 per hour!!! Yea for me. I haven't had an actual paying job since three days before my wedding. WOW. So I get to go to training Wednesday afternoon, also paid. And I get to help with the mailout ballots shortly after that and the election day. Should be very exciting and very educational at the same time. Now Alan is teasing me about being a working wife!! But he did OK it so he's doing alright. And it should give me some spending money for the After Thanksgiving sales that I plan to go to with my sissy's in Oklahoma.

In other news, we went to church yesterday, as usual. Its funny how something just kind of hits you when you didn't really realize it at all before. Yesterday it seemed that we had over 50 youngkids & 5 to 12 year olds. In our little church. Its a good thing we are building that new building. Ten years from now those kids are going to thank us!!!

10 comments:

Jules said...

Wow, that's awesome that you are going to be paid for that :) Yeah, there is quite a baby boom going on right now, in 13 years, there are going to be TONS of young kids all over the place. Good luck with the temporary job :)

Amber Lois said...

Wow we like those kind of suprises. I'm so glad for the Delta church.

Chantel said...

Interesting about the job. That's pretty good pay for a partime temporary job. I am surprised. I hope you learn a lot about the election process to pass on to your boys!

Sis. Lori P. said...

Groaning about the after Thanksgiving sales... !!!! I've been surreptitiously writing down gift ideas whenever they pop into my head. (Okay, so I've only gotten three things written down!) Once we get to the end of this month it's going to be a whirlwind until the end of they year. Good for you to be able to earn a little extra for those sales!

meNmykids said...

I still can't believe that you are building a new church. It will feel so strange when we come visit. Unbelievable also about all the kids. Wow. I would do anything to stay out of the courthouse, it doesn't even mildly appeal to me. What a woman you are!

Neena said...

Courthouse doesn't appeal to me either - and Mom was going to make us older kids go watch a trial or whatever, while the rest of the homeschool group went to the hands on childrens museum. Kali, Andy, Me, and possibly Bethany. I don't know if Bethany even knew about it, but Kali and I protested very vocally ("What?" asked Mom; "It's not like you're going to enjoy the childrens museum anymore." And our answer was "Oh, yeah???"). Anyway, now Andy has moved, and the childrens museum field trip has not yet materialized (I can't remember which month it was set for). Anyway, if you're a political type person, good for you - leave me out of it, though! LOL.

That's a lot of Young Kids and almost-Young Kids. Wish our assembly had that many! LOL. I don't mind. Sometimes a smaller assembly is better, get to know everybody better.

Sylvia said...

Hey when you come out here for Thanksgiving you need to give me a call. I would love to see you. I am glad your kids are getting excited about reading. Sometimes it just takes a little longer.

Trina said...

The ever pressing quest to be at the top of my blog list made me laugh.

Good for you for getting in there. I think that would be pretty cool myself. Let us know if you have any interesting stories to tell during the process.

Chantel said...

I didn't know you guys were going to Hawaii. How exciting!!!! I will have to tell Dale, he will be glad to tease Alan about being so upity as to go to Hawaii. I think it's great! Wish we were going too.

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