First, a postal happening: This morning, while reading blogs, I looked out the window and saw a postal service delivery truck slowly rolling backwards down our street (the downhill direction). Odd. The truck slowed as it came in front of our place, then stopped. I popped out our front door and commented to the driver as he got out with a package, “I saw you backing down the street and hoped you’d stop here!” He replied, “The Postmaster is a little rusty at this delivery routine.”
Only minutes later, I saw the same postal delivery truck heading back down the street (frontwards this time). It slowed just past our place, then backed up again to stop in front. Again I popped out the door, commenting, “You know, it’s OK to stop here without backing up first!” When he handed me a second package he replied, “Don’t tell anybody, OK?” I told him I was going to put this on a blog this morning, and his only comment, with a chuckle, was “My name is Joe!”
There was no time to get pictures, and I don’t think he’d have backed down the road again just so I could take a video. You’ll just have to see it in your imagination!
The first package was some nice tops Suzy had ordered; the second contained wrapped packages from our daughter Deb! Suzy and I do not exchange specific Christmas gifts, getting each other “gifts” all during the year, and calling them, birthday, Christmas, or anniversary gifts, so this was a nice plus.
Second topic; Suzy is recovering well, spends the nights partly in our bed, partly in her recliner. Took her shower yesterday morning, so we had to remove the dressing over her new incision. No pictures of that, folks, but I tell you, the bruising was most colorful!
Third topic: we are so thankful for all the good wishes and prayers from all of you out there in blog land! That has been very encouraging and helpful. We are also thankful for our family of neighbors here in the SKP Saguaro Co-op Park! Marilyn across the street brought homemade soup and homemade bread for Monday’s lunch, Ken and Debbie next door brought dinner for the four of us Monday evening. Ron came and visited, bringing a dozen peace roses for Suzy. Our daughters got together and sent a get well bouquet to the hospital, and I had bought a dozen red roses as well. Along with the Christmas decorations, this place is looking grand!
This may be our last blog post of the year (I’m keeping pretty busy with just getting through each day), so we want to wish each of you a wonderful Christmas, with family or friends or by yourselves, at home, on the road, or visiting. May 2010 bring blessings of enough, but not to excess! Thanks for staying with us on … Our Life on Wheels!