Well it's all over but the crying. boohoo.
I did not win the trip to Connecticut. But I tell you it was fun trying. I want to thank all of you for your support and passing along the link to my story to others.
The final votes were Grapejuice Lady 629 and I had 488. Around 10pm last night she piled on the votes. We stayed virtually tied all day until the end and she blew me away.
So congratulations Susette. I know you and Rhonda will have a great time together.
When I found out I was in the finals, we were in Dallas on Spring Break. We had spent the day at Six Flags Over Texas. I came back to the hotel and went in the business center and found out my story had been selected because of a tie.
I couldn't believe it.
If you would have told me then that I would manage to accumulate 488 votes, I wouldn't have believed it. That number astounds me. You all are the best. I especially want to thank Keith "Buster" for all of his time he put into this helping me get votes. He's an amazing husband and so giving. You can't imagine the extremes that man went to for votes. But now all his work associates know I call him Buster. He isn't too happy about that.
Thank you Rhonda for hosting this contest.
I found your blog thru this and I'm so glad I did. I'm a fan now.
Now I'm going to resume my normal life (blogging with a little bit of housework thrown in).
By the way, my daughter Leah said to me the other day
"Mom, I know what your favorite animal is."
I said "Really, what is it?"
She answered "A Computer Mouse"
Ouch that stung.