Late last night, I realized to my chagrin that I'd left the only site selection ballot received by mail locked up in my safe box at home. I had to drive back up to Fremont around Midnight to go retrieve it. Of course my prime location parking space was gone by the time I returned, but at least I didn't have to park in the "back 40" parking lot. Costume-Con isn't as large as BayCon and therefore doesn't put so much stress on the parking facilities.
As Site Selection hours today are Noon-6 PM, I could sleep in; however, for whatever reason, I was up at 8 AM, which is about when I've been getting up most days recently. (Working from home means not having to be up so early.) I had a leisurely breakfast in the Coffee Garden. With the stress I've been putting on my blood sugar, and the usual difficulties I have in the mornings, I resolved to get some exercise. I walked the stairs up to the top of the hotel (twelve flights), then back down to the gym on the second floor, where I put in twenty minutes of brisk walking on the treadmill. Feeling that I'd earned it, I went and soaked in the hot tub for ten minutes. The results: A most welcome 101 (normal) blood sugar reading. Yay!
After breakfast and exercise, I changed into my WSFS uniform and packed things for today. The highlighter in my travel kit had dried out, so I went down to Ops, where Sarah Goodman gave me one of the supply there. Then it was time to bring the Cart o' Stuff down to the Site selection table.
Having had only one ballot by mail and one on Friday, there was almost nowhere to go but up, and we did eventually have a few people come by and vote, so the large ballot box (suitable for a Worldcon site selection) did not look quite so forlorn and empty.
jbriggs joined me shortly after opening time, but things were generally quiet. I tried getting a few photos of us at work, but our location is so brightly backlit that most of them did not turn out. Eventually with the fill flash on, gil_liant was able to get a photo of us.
Of course, with only one bid (NJ/NY Costumers Guild, Site TBA), interest in actually voting is slight, so we're not expecting a lot of business except for the hard-core costume SMOFS. I've had several people come up and express an interest in voting until they hear that the voting fee is $10 at which point they balk.