Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Wait a minute!

It's snowing here, spitting flurries. There was enough that I did have to brush off my car when I went out this afternoon. 

I was waiting today. The mail man was late, which is to be expected at this time of the year but I didn't dare leave the house until after collecting the mail. William's tablet was to be delivered and I did not want to leave that sitting on our porch. .

Tim is waiting too, but he's outside sitting in his blind in the woods.  Now that he's got his second doe, he feels like he can sit back and enjoy the hunt. He is waiting for just the right buck to show up. It may never show, but he seems to find happiness in his waiting. 

I have a return. We saw something on clearance that was the perfect gift. We didn't dare wait for fear that by the time we were decided for sure and for certain, the item would be gone, so we bought that perfect gift.  Today, Tim found a more perfect perfect gift and ordered it, which meant the first perfect gift now needed to be returned. 

So, Tim's waiting on a buck and I'm waiting on the mailman so that I can run out to the store to return the perfect gift (not to be confused with the perfect perfect gift) Fortunately, I did wait to wrap it.


31 comments:

  1. Some days are just like that. We do very minimal Christmas shopping here, usually give things we have made. So much simpler.

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  2. Oh AC. On the first draft of this 'perfecter' wasa word. I edited it out!

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  3. Oh gee... You found the perfect video to go with your post! I'm waiting too. My turkey is thawing for our Saturday belated Thanksgiving.

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  4. You're going to send Tom Petty back? I hope you have another one.

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  5. You can hand returns back to the mailman? WOW. We usually have to go to the post office and pay to return things which means often nobody bothers.
    Your video clip is perfect.

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    1. No! I had to go to the store to make the return but did not dare to leave before I brought our package in.

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  6. I hope there won't stumble across a more perfect, perfect, perfect gift. Petty was pretty, with his hair glued down by a can of Richard Hudnut.

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  7. I miss Tom Petty!

    If your mailman is anything like ours, it's hard to know WHEN that delivery might turn up. Remember when mail came at the same time every day? That doesn't happen anymore, at least not for us.

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    1. We don't even have the same mailman every day.

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  8. During my childhood we would hear the rattle of the postman's bicycle coming down the lane. He would prop the bike against the hedge and shuffle up the path with our letters. Then he'd open the door (no one locked their doors), put his head around the corner and, with a voice like opening a rusty-hinged barn door, croak "Any to go?". We'd take the letters from him and hand him any outgoing mail. It wasn't part of his job any more than checking on the old and vulnerable, which he also did. Nowadays they drive a van into our road, shove the letters through a letter-box, often the wrong one, and leave the scene as quickly as possible. It's called progress.

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    1. You painted a picture, one that I loved stepping into. Funny story: here, if they don't have mail to deliver, they will not pick up the outgoing mail either.

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  9. Waiting in for parcels or returns is a pain.

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  10. Our postman doesn't arrive much before 2 p.m. so most of the day is gone by the time he arrives. We only receive bills these days anyway.

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  11. I'm sure glad I live somewhere I don't have to fear porch pirates... at least not yet. We've had packages sit out all weekend while we were gone and still be there when we get home. I'm always sad to see those news videos of porch pirates and apparently of late, robbing the trucks themselves while the driver has to stand helplessly by and watch.

    I'm not much of a hunter and never have been but I would guarantee that I would enjoy the sitting and waiting part the most.

    P.S. Thanks for the song. I love Petty and it was a great song to start my day!

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    1. We have not had anything stolen from our front porch, but we have been robbed. Normally I would not give it a second thought but this seems to be the time of year that it will happen if it is going to happen. I will wait on 4 more deliveries and that part is done.

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  12. When I was a kid the mailman came twice a week and also delivered fresh bread. Mum would make us honey sandwiches on this delight and we would sit on the back steps and drink fresh milk and eat our sandwiches and listen to the kindergarten program on the radio.

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    1. Sigh. What a happy picture you and John have painted of a different time!

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  13. Hope the post ins and outs went well..and Tim didn't get too cold waiting!

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    1. Oh he got very cold. Speaking of cold, I hope your landlord got someone in to fix your boiler.

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  14. What a young Petty that video showed! I've a friend on FB who used to be an excellent potter, but during COVID turned to working as mailman. He bemoans all the parcels that Amazon sends through the mail...which are doubling the amount of mail he has to deliver, not to mention the size! He drives one of those little trucks around the countryside, at least 9 hours each day. Anyway, glad there is US Mail service, such as it still is,

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  15. I have heard the same complaint about Temu. I don't complain about our mail service. In truth, I do not see any reason why they can't switch to every other day delivery. What a savings that would be! Have a six day delivery schedule and alternate back and forth. I would be willing to wait an extra day to receive my bills in order to keep the system viable.

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  16. Lovely video. I can't tell you how many times that song has played in my head under appropriate circumstances.

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    1. As a midwife, I am quite certain you did!

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    2. I was never a midwife, just an assistant! But yes- birth is a most appropriate place for that song to play in one's head.

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