I will write at great length sometime in the future about the battles both my wife and I had in battling and defeating COVID-19. But we are very happy to be much healthier and feeling much better.
Earlier this month, I took full advantage of the numerous early voting opportunities that we are now given, and I voted in Terre Haute on the second day possible (Oct. 7). It was a very simple process, as always, and I am surprised that anyone actually votes on the one day labeled "Election Day." I know I never will again. I have had discussions with some people in the past, and they say they like the "tradition" of voting on election day. You knock yourself out with that. My goal is to vote in the simplest, most convenient way that takes up the least amount of my time.
We have used mail-in (or absentee) voting in the past, but my wife and I both feared that ballots might be discarded on governmental orders and our votes might not get to count. For people with COVID-19 or other illnesses that keep them from going to the actual poll, it's the best available method. We chose the safest possible method available.
All I know is I hope I don't see anyone complaining online on Nov. 3 about how long they have been in line at the polls. There are so many options available (including some Saturdays) that waiting in a long line is just unnecessary - but is something you can obviously do if you want to. Not me, though.
Special thanks to everyone who has welcomed me to the Clay County community in my first week at the Brazil Times. I've been spending a lot of time learning the procedures and processes of how things are done here, which are similar in some ways to how we did things in Greencastle and vastly different in others. I haven't made it out to meet as many new people as I wanted to, but I'll get there soon.