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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 03:42 AM
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16. I wish I had the energy
I did join the DFA for a while after the 2004 election and attended a lot of their meetings. They never really went anywhere and I have not heard from any of them since about 2006.

Then I developed reduced mobility that resulted in knee surgery in 2007 - just as we were building a handicapped accessible house. I thought I would be in better shape and worked hard with the Obama election, but had shoulder surgery this June. I am at the age where I just don't heal very fast anymore and this last surgery really knocked my on my ass and various joint keep wearing out. I'm still struggling to get back to being able to put in a full day of just basic living. Trying to rebuild a party structure is far more than I have the endurance to do. Heck, we are still unpacking from moving into the new house after a year and a half - and since I cannot manage the stairs, I have no idea what my husband stashed up there.

The local Organizing for America has a strong group in this county and there is an offshoot group that is organizing separately - they do not want to be dictated to by the national organization and intend to work toward local goals. But I have not been able to attend any of the meetings. At this point, I am not sure I could help very much and I know I cannot count on helping at any particular event.

Yeah, I sound like a whiner - but it's why I am so frustrated that I cannot work within an existing structure to the best of my ability.
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