The campaign for the federal election is now 5 days in, well, nearly 6 now. The office is all set and ready to go for Rick Dykstra, MP for St. Catharines. I’ve run network cabling in each office, configured the router and internet, set up sharing, etc., etc.
Today I tried something new. I went out on the trail and did some door to door knocking. I didn’t think that I would like it, but, low and behold I did. I actually enjoyed myself. The feet were a bit sore after 3 hours of walking and it got a tad cold out there, but the actually chats with the people was pretty good. Don’t tell JR that I enjoyed it, he’ll try to send me out again. I will actually volunteer to go out again, that must mean something.
My sister made what I would consider an odd comment today. When I told her that I was taking this week off to help on the campaign, she asked “why”, “you never volunteer for anything” … Pardon me? I don’t volunteer? Me? Holy shite … I have volunteered my time, nearly 12 months per year for the last, oh, 17 years in coaching baseball, running the league, volunteering on various executive boards, driving all over the province for baseball as well as parts of the US of A. I don’t volunteer? Wow … I also help out with various charity events at work. Once a year, I put in a 8-10 hour day helping with the ball hockey tournament for “In out of the Cold” … I have been a Big Brother. Not exactly sure where she was coming from, but, likely one of those things a person says before they think of what they are saying.
Anyhow, now that I am done with that mini-rant. It is 23:58 and time for me to go to bed. It all starts over in a few hours. Out.