To prove my point and ruffle my feathers (or bloat my gils?):
- The news of my hire made the front page of the Nashville newspaper's real estate section. Above the fold. Color picture. Thankfully, not google-able.
- Every meeting from Chamber of Commerce to the County Commission begins with a prayer and the pledge of allegiance. Welcome to the buckle of the bible belt!
- My second week of work, I worked a twelve hour day. That never once happened in my seven years in Washington.
- Following my first committee meeting, I received a round of applause. I wish I could take more credit for a job well done, but I think they were just grateful I am of the bashful guppy type and not a long-winded, blow-hard politico.
It's also the longest I've been away from Bennett and I miss him terribly. Irony of ironies, I missed Bennett's first time in the pool. Like his momma, he took to it like a fish to water.