Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits - Grumpy Grumblings

Every time I have to make a trip to our local post office, I get grumbly. It can't be that there is no parking. Lots of parking spaces as every one parks in the "NO PARKING FIRE LANE". It could be all the trouble I have trying to get my SUV backed out of the parking space without hitting all those cars parked behind me in the "NO PARKING FIRE LANE".

Since our front porch is under construction, we have had to have our mail held at the post office. Last week when I went in, I talked to one of the postal clerks about the fact that our porch was not done and the thirty day hold was about to expire. She told me I could place another thirty day hold. Great!

Yesterday I went in to extend the hold. Another postal clerk told me I couldn't do that. What about moving our mailbox off the porch? Nope. Mailbox has to be attached to the house. The solution is that we had to get a post office box.

I had to come back home to get Hubs as they have to verify that you are who you say you are with two forms of ID with your correct address. Then we had to make a change of address. The clerk informed us that the mail would come to our local post office, then be rerouted back to the regional office where they would change the address, then send it back to our local post office. GOOD GRIEF!

Now I have to make MORE trips to the post office. OH, YEA! Hmmm? Maybe since I will just be "running in and out" I can park...

After the post office stop(s), the next thing on my list was to go shopping for a dress to wear to Daughter P and son in law's wedding reception. Shopping therapy...IF I didn't detest clothes shopping for myself. The selection was very disappointing but I managed to find five dresses that would be "okay". One fit and didn't make me look like an old lady or an old lady trying to look twenty years younger. And I managed to find a pair of shoes in the same store...which is not easy being a skinny foot in a wide foot world.

The warm weather has brought out the termite swarms. Yesterday they invaded Hubs' office. Today they invaded our bedroom. I know they can't harm me, but it is just GROSS having them swarm over my bed.

Speaking of warm weather, why is it that two college educated, computer literate people can not figure out how to program our HVAC thermostat? It can't be rocket science, can it?



Threeundertwo said...

I have the same pet peeve - people who park in the fire lane. Why do some people think the rules don't apply to them?

I hope your porch gets done soon so you can return to normal mail delivery.

And swarming termites are just icky. I had them coming out of the crown molding one day. When we remodeled and took that wall down, it looked like swiss cheese. Those things must have been at it for years. Blech.

Anonymous said...

Do you want me to come and do the thermostat??? I am the only one in this house that knows how to use it. Thank God or Billy would have the AC set to 68 now that its warm out!!!