As I mentioned at the end of last year, our mail lady retired after 56 years on the job, and we now have another mail lady. Well I don't know if she is just playing with my mind of what, but she is driving me crazy this new mail lady.
I live on a rural route, with a mail box at the end of my driveway. I was told if I put my flag up on my mailbox and put my outgoing mail in there, the mail lady will pick it up. Never had a problem with this with Eva. So four Fridays ago I put mail in there first thing in the morning, put my flag up, it wasn't picked up until Monday. Never mind, it's a one off right? Following Friday did the same thing, it wasn't picked up. So I call in at my local post office and say, was our mail lady working today, and they say yes she was.
So I call the main post office and say, I am right in thinking that you will pick up mail in my mail box if I put the flag up, and she confirms this, so I say well this is two Friday's in a row she hasn't picked up and even on the prior Friday I had no mail, which is also unusual, as it's rare that I don't get mail every day. Which brought me to the conclusion we don't get mail delivery on a Friday!!
So on Thursday, I have outgoing mail. Figure I should be safe as it's Thursday and I generally get mail delivery on a Thursday. So put my mail in the box at 8am, well before she delivers, put my flag up and think that will be good!!
Go later on to pick my mail up, as my flag is up, and she has delivered mail BUT has left my outgoing mail???? So now what??
I get on the phone to the supervisor at the head office and say listen help me out here, as I am mighty confused. The outcome, is my mail WILL be picked up on Friday regardless and she has no idea why I haven't had any mail delivery on a Friday for the last month.
Now I was talking to Eva about all of this and she was saying, our house and my neighbours house north of us, is slightly out of the way, so it's easier to miss us, than go out of the way. As I told the supervisor, I am used to getting mail more or less every day. Now I am down to four days a week, I am not impressed. Have to say neither was she........
This poor mail lady must hate me, but when I am told I can do something and what I am doing is correct then it's not my fault. Also I do keep the mail box area ploughed out, so she can't even use that as an excuse, that she can't get too it for the snow.
You can see a photo of our mail box here
I got little to nothing done on Thursday, thanks to Swagbucks........it was their 2nd birthday and there was promise of big bucks all day, but you had to stay close to the computer all day. I did get the first coat of varnish on one side of the closet doors. Then I did some more paper piecing and some other bits and bobs. I suppose with it snowing all day it was an excuse to rest up!!
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