Today I had the honor and privilege of working as a volunteer at the Charlotte Convention Center on the first day of the DNC. It was truly an unforgettable experience. I invite you to take a break from the MSM's sour grapes and enjoy up close and personal some of the awesomeness that happened here today. We are FIRED UP!
My shift was scheduled from 12-4. Hubby got me pretty close, but traffic reached a standstill a few blocks before the Convention Center. I decided to bail and walk the rest of the way. My foot barely hit the sidewalk before a lady came up to me, asking for directions to an event.
I assisted a delightful lady from her caucus meeting to the food court, and found another volunteer to wait in line for her as I escorted a delegate to the buses. The Buses consist of city blocks of yes, buses, lined up one after another by number and route. It's a long walk on a steamy Southern afternoon. My delegate got to the right place, and I was very happy to be back inside. Major, major kudos to the many workers and volunteers who braved the heat in heavy gear today!
So far I've been short on pictures, because the first batch was taken on my cell phone which apparently decided not to save them. @#&$*#@&, I even had one of Debbie Wasserman-Schutz >:(
After my shift, we headed to CarolinaFest as I madly texted blue armadillo and eeff trying to connect.
Except it didn't. We had the best "seats" in the house until it started raining sideways and the announcement came that the concert would be suspended. Everyone was advised to seek shelter. By then every marginally covered nook and cranny was packed. I'd lost track of blue armadillo and was struggling to keep my phone dry. We were already soaked to the skin and decided to just keep walking to the train station. So did a whole bunch of other people.
I've never been so proud to call Charlotte home. I literally lost count of the people who praised our friendliness and hospitality. A few people approached me not to ask for help, but just to thank me for my service.
I'm kicking myself for not taking PTO tomorrow and Wednesday. But I'm looking at a loooong shift Thursday. Off to rest and hydrate!
3:47 AM PT: Wow, Rec List! What a way to start an amazing week, thanks all!
I'm headed off to work but will try to check back through the day.