I don’t know about you, but I am ecstatic that the election is finally over. No, the anticipation of who would win was not killing me. No, I was not anxious to see if the candidates I voted for won. The best part of the election being over and done with is that the campaign ads are finally over.

I wasn’t really sure how much more I could take of the ads. It wasn’t bad enough that the majority of them were dirty, but they were also nonstop. The constant daily assault was almost enough to push me over the edge. Thank God the sweet relief of Election Day finally came and saved me from going crazy.

It was only a matter of time before my TV was the casualty of a gunshot wound. Just one more day of nagging attack ads would have sent me over the edge. Going postal in my living room would have been expensive. TVs are expensive these days.

Another great thing about Election Day finally being here is that it won’t come around for another four years. We will have three and a half years of sweet campaign ad silence. I can’t wait.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.