Mama Bin Cranky

Screaming on the Inside

Census Work

Posted by madjillmom on March 30, 2009

I worked all day canvassing addresses in the rural area that includes my home.  I probably got in and out of my car 70 times.  I drove 53 miles total and was never more than about 3 miles from my home as the crow flies.  Spring is really pretty now.  Everything is green with wildflowers.  Saw lots of pretty houses both old and new, lots of dogs, and a modest little spot of a house with a beautiful garden.  It wasn’t too bad.  It would not be tolerable but for XM Radio.  I get in the car, drive to the next address (1/2 mile away), greet the dogs, knock on the door, do the computer thing, get back in the car, drive to the next one.  I talked with some people.  As a 50+ woman, I don’t seem threatening though a few older ladies weren’t too sure about me knocking on their doors.  Mostly mindless.  Thank goodness it is so pretty right now.  See lots of cows, calves, horses and foals that look so clean and shiny in their green pastures.  I am pretty tired, but not achy.  Not used to working like this.

Minor Pet Peeve:  Electric gates with codes.  I have to make out a form.  I don’t think I would want to be that cut off from everything.

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