As some of you know I was dealing with local city council elections that had turned ugly.
Dad eneded up in a run off and after 14 years (7 terms 2 yrs each) was out voted by 117 votes. A lot of people are amazed . . . I love it when they say . . "If I had known it was going to be that close I would have gone to vote . . .or made sure my neighbors went to vote . . . ." things along those lines.
To give a little back ground . . . I have a rather unique family situation. I am 31 years old and work in a famly business. I have for the last 5 years. About in 2001 my sister and he husband moved back to town and bought the house next door to Mom and Dad's. They now have a 2 year old boy and a 5 month old girl. So my Mom has become spoiled to the fact that she gets to see her grandchildren on an almost daily basis.
Well, my Sister and B-I-L moved about 15 min away this past weekend.
So with Dad no longer on the council my parents social life will have a big drop (no more city functions that they have to attend) and with my sister not being next door . . . Mom won't see the kids as much.
Then I have the wonderful situation of I thought I finally met someone who had an interest in dating me . . . .ends up he was just looking for one thing and when I didn't give that to him . . . he lost interest. I know for a fact that I made the right choice and he was the wrong person . . .but when no one has really shown an interest in 3 years it is a hard hit to take. And, working in a family business makes it really difficult to meet possible dates.
Don't know what I am looking for here. . . think I just needed to get this all out of my system and couldn't really do that within my blood family - so I came to this family.