As the sun sets on my fourth July 4 weekend and BW heads to bed early after too much partying I thought I would take the time (and the quiet)
to document some of the highlgihts of this weekend’s events:
Item Number One: The Mailbox
Earlier this month BW came in the house with a letter from the USPS that our mailbox was no longer servicable and that if we wanted to continue to get mail we would have to get a new one.
Funny, I don’t see why they would say that:
I don’t see anything wrong with our old one that came from Sears Roebuck back in the 70’s. Except for the fact that it doesn’t have a flag and has survived being backed into by many.
So. As is with all the tasks BW made it my job to get the mailbox fixed.
As I have mentioned before I’m not handy. Not ‘fix the mailbox’ handy to be sure.
So I Googled “buffalo mailbox install” and sure enough there’s a guy who will come to your house and bring and install the mailbox for you. How cool is that? In fact, there’s more than one guy who does this but this guy was cheaper and the first guy didn’t show when he said he would.
We splurged and got the fancy two storey mailbox with doors on each end so you don’t have to make the extra four steps and step out on the street to get the mail.
Actually, the brand of the mailbox is ‘step 2′ which is probably becaus that’s how many steps you save when you check your mail.
New Mailbox. Yay.
Lastly, speaking of mail if you get mail and there’s not enough postage it is at the discretion of your mailman they will deliver the mail anyway and hope you pay them back as they pay for your mail out of their own pocket!
I found this out when I went to the post office and I was asked who my mailman was (small town, it’s possible I guess). I replied that I did and that’s when I learned about the money. I would have paid right then and there but BW doesn’t let me leave the house with any cash so it wasn’t until a few days later I managed to catch up with our mail lady at the end of the driveway.
Item Number 2: The Company
BW’s Mother and Sister came to visit for the weekend and it was a very good time because the company, but also the food!
There was pie:
and Ice cream and cookies and OMG THE FOOD
I have to tell you I was a little worried about the pie. We were on the tail end of the season and the ladies went picking berries early Friday morning and came home with a pretty big haul. Enough for two pies.
(It’s a good thing they didn’t stay longer. The pie a day diet is not good for the waistline).
Item Number 3: The Work
Ever hear the saying “there’s no such thing as a free lunch”?.
Well, in my case it was “there’s no such thing as free pie“” and I had to earn my keep around here and wash MIL’s car from head to toe:
Things I learned while doing this:
- She has a lot of pens.
- grandchildren eat lots of popcorn in the back seat
- Black velour interior and grey dog hair don’t mix.
But all this hard weekend labor was worth it though because pie! and they were round too – my favorite kind!
And that’s our weekend. Not too shabby.
BW and I just polished off the last of the empanadas for dinner and I just checked in with my MIL and they are home safely in their nice clean car so it was fantastic long weekend for all.
Hope all six of my readers had a great holiday weekend too. (hi dad!)