Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Saturday Story

I woke up at my normal 5:30 a.m. time on Saturday. I found it had snowed overnight, but with not the 3-7 inches they had predicted. I'm guessing it was more like 2-3 inches here in Redford. And, the snow had moved on, except for north of 8-Mile.

Sidebar: we still have the threat of snow/freezing rain/rain this afternoon. But, the big snow storm seems to have passed us by.

I watched the news until 10:00 a.m. Then I made brunch: scrambled eggs. This time I added a splash of  Worcestershire sauce. I'm not sure exactly where I read it or saw it, but it is supposed to add a bit of umami, and it did. I really liked it!

Sidebar: Now if I could just pronounce Worcestershire, LOL!

I did some minor housework after I shaved, showered and dressed (I was feeling lazy today).

Next, I wrapped three small packages with three huge rolls of wrapping paper.

Sidebar: When did they stop selling those little squares of flat Christmas wrapping paper, anyway?

Then I went back to the Christmas cards. I had five left to do when my daughter, Melissa, called around 4:00 p.m. We didn't talk long (they had a Christmas dinner to go to) but long enough.

I was sitting on the couch, chatting with her when I saw the mail truck stop at my mailbox and then drive away. Damn!

So, after we hung up. I finished the last of the cards. Then I put my jacket on (the temps have been rising all day and it was a balmy 27 degrees) and went to the Post Office.

Backstory: Last weekend when I went out in the deep snow, I noticed the road plow had blocked in my mailbox (as well as my driveway). I put the truck in 4-wheel drive and walked through it. But the Post Office won't deliver mail to a blocked off mailbox. Luckily, there was a guy plowing out the townhouses (and using my ditch to dump all the snow). So, I pulled next to him and got out. He said, "I'm sorry for pushing all the snow in your ditch, but I got nowhere else to push it." I said, "No, that's not what I stopped for. I was wondering it you would plow out in front of my mailbox for $10.00?" He said, "Hell no, I'll do it for free!" And, he did.

Well, today, he had plowed it out again. Sweet!

Sidebar: The Post office is less than a mile away, so it was no big deal. I just didn't want to go out today.

I went inside the lobby (I trust that better than the outside mailboxes) and put all my cards into the slot.

Since I was outside anyway, I went to the gas station for more Cope (although I am seriously trying to cut back on snuff. I feel its the major contributor to my damn GERD). And since I was there, I drove across the parking lot to the Chinese take-out and got a quart of chicken fried rice for dinner.

When I got back home, I ate dinner watching the news. Then I watched the Red Wings finally win (It's a Christmas miracle!) I watched SNL but fell asleep during it (forgot to take a nap today).


2 comments:

  1. That was nice of the gentleman to plow it out. Is the plow or blower kit on your lawn tractor worth it?

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  2. Not really. Cheaper just to buy a regular snow blower. But since I only need it a couple times a year (I hope, not really worth it. I can always ask my neighbor, if need bee.

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