Yesterday was the Town Hall meeting in Atlanta. Almost 100 people drove through some pretty rough rain and weather to get to the meeting. We were very pleased with the turnout and the results. I was so pleased that so many people spoke up and shared their stories. The Association did a great job in getting prepared and facilitating the meeting. I was especially moved by the people who find themselves still waiting for social security and for the system to catch up with them. It is so sad that this is the way it is, when it doesn't have to be. Many were forced from their jobs and the stories become all too familiar.
Thanks to those who came up to me and said they have been following this blog. I never know who is going to read this and to those that do I say thank you. Many times I don't know what I'm going to write when I sit down at the keyboard. I find people do wade through some of the nonsense that I publish here -- and I appreciate their patience with me as I struggle to write sometimes.
But yesterday was extremely exhausting for me. I realized about mid way through the session that I didn't have as much "reserve" as I thought I did so it was hard to keep going. I was able to catch a catnap on the way home from Athens which helped a little. But then, I tried to watch NCAA basketball last night and kept falling asleep. Every time I would wake up I would catch the score watch a little more and then fall asleep again. Hopefully, I can stay awake for the women's games tonight.