Thanks, SOC. You're One in a Million!

Things are getting hectic for me, so I'm not sure when I'll be able to write a full post-mortem.  But I didn't want to wait to extend some thank yous.  First, I want to thank Edie and the rest of the Amberwood crew for manning the clubhouse over the past few YEARS!  In particular, I would note that during the past two months, just having a kitchen with a loaf of bread, mayo, mustard, turkey slices, and cheese wafers made for some very satisfying lunches after a hard day of walking precincts.  Thanks for keeping the kitchen stocked and for cleaning up after all the little mess-makers in SOC:  The sweeping, the mopping, the paper towels. . . .   Thanks for all of those pots of coffee in the winter and iced tea in the summer.  Thanks to all of the bakers who brought in so many different cakes, cookies, brownies, and other assorted sweets to eat.  Special thanks to whoever kept making those smores over the past few weeks.  Yum!

I think my most memorable day of the whole campaign was the Friday before the election.  About twenty of us came and went, peeling polling place address labels to stick on to those door hangers.  I loved how Dave S. managed to fit the disclaimer on the little labels we had, so we could fit the "required by law" disclaimer on to the door hangers.  I'm proud of how many GOTV packets we managed to put together in just one night.  I just wish someone had brought a camera to show folks what a real grassroots organization looks like.

Obviously, I would rather we have won last night's election.  But, after all, there's a reason why the David v. Goliath story is in the Bible.  About 999,999 times out of a million, Goliath squishes David like a bug.  When David does win, it's a miracle.

On Tuesday, September 19, we ran out of miracles.  Defeated, but not beaten.  I am still glad I joined you all on this damn fool quest.  I have met many people of amazing character, skills, and experiences.  You are all one in a million to me.

Thanks, SOC. You're One in

You should keep blogging.  It's fun to read.