3rd Time Lucky

As it happens, I was also lucky 1st time and 2nd time too.

Last night, I was ready to throw in the towel and not bother with the local Board election.

This morning, I had almost a normal night’s sleep (perhaps just an hour shy of what I needed, which is a real step forward at the moment). The competitive drive kicked in.

I had children to feed, pick up, drop off at music lessons, and assorted chores.

After that, I wrote up a quick flyer using the one 3 years ago as a model, and printed off a few hundred copies. Armed with my VIP Parking Pass, I was off to do battle with my fellow candidates. As all seem to be decent and intelligent folks, I wasn’t overly bothered if I won or lost. I didn’t try too hard, and left a little earlier than I should have.

Nevertheless, it was enough. I have secured a 3rd term on the Governing Board. After a hard day in the warm sun, handing out flyers and being quizzed by locals, and a dinner out afterwards, and the usual drop-off / pick-up / drop-off of kids at parties and sleepovers, and even a little time watching a movie, it’s time to go to sleep.

If I had lost, I might have been equally pleased. More free time right now is not a bad thing.


About Single Dad

I married young. Now, after more than 20 years of marriage, 3 wonderful daughters, and many ups and downs, my wife has decided the marriage is over. The "About Me" and "My Background" pages on my blog have more details.
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6 Responses to 3rd Time Lucky

  1. Grey Goose, Dirty says:

    Yey Sean! I think less free time (aka: less time to think about ‘stuff’) might be good. 😉 What do I know though? I haven’t gotten more than 4 hours of sleep in one night for entirely too long!


  2. Thanks Grey…and you’re probably right about the less free time right now. Also, to be honest, I have a lot of friends on the Board, as well as all the other local people I get to meet. Since I didn’t grow up here, it’s nice to have a means for meeting other adults at the same time as getting involved in some community activities.

  3. cateohara says:

    Congrats to you! I subscribe to your blog – often with thoughts I’d like to share but not sure where to begin. I tend to see any situation from all of its different sides, and given my own last year, I feel for both you and your wife and kids (and see everyone’s perspective), so I’m never sure how supportive i can be, and therefore, remain quiet. But did want to wish you congrats! And keep writing, it is an interesting perspective you share of which I need to be mindful.


    • Hi Cate,

      Most of the time when someone subscribes, I wander over to see what he/she is writing, but somehow I missed yours. Oops.

      I tried browsing and seem to have missed a few key posts. I am going to have read more to find why, “on the advice of Edward (you) started a profile on OKCupid” as it’s not common for people in relationships to encourage their partners to date someone else. As I said, clearly I’ve missed something important in my semi-random browsing so far!

      Thanks for commenting; please feel free to add any comment, positive or negative. It’s hard to offend me and I’m always intrigued by different opinions.

      Cheers, Sean.

      • cateohara says:

        Hi Sean,

        No, it isn’t common. Nor is this particular friendship/relationship. 🙂

        Profile is coming down, by the way. I need a little break from all of that. There is enough community with my friends and new blog-mates that I needn’t get involved in a relationship I can’t emotionally invest in right now.

        One of these days I’ll post on that, I’m sure.
        be well,

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