26 December 2014

12/26: Post-Christmas Report

It's a slow start to the day here, which is perfectly okay for a day off.  Christmas was a very good day: quiet, happy and peaceful. Our daughters spent the day with us, and went home after the evening meal.

Yesterday, the predicted snowfall began ... and for two hours, we watched with glee as big, fat flakes came down.

Then the south wind picked up, the temperature rose 10 degrees, and the flakes turned to rain. Temps have been in the mid- to upper-30s ever since.


And oh, yes: it just started sleeting.

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This morning, I'm midst-kerfluffle with the Postal Service. My long-awaited gift is reported to have arrived in Anchorage on the morning of the 24th.

Today, I received an e-mail stating they had attempted and failed to deliver the package. I'm not sure when this was supposed to have happened.
  • No e-mail or text message stating that the package is "on a carrier vehicle and out for delivery". Those always precede a parcel delivery. Always.
  • No such message on the post office website, using the tracking number.
  • No sticky note from a carrier was left on the door, on either of the last two days.
But they did offer me the opportunity to re-schedule.

I bottled up my skepticism regarding their "we tried" message (since I've been here in the house since 10:45 am on Christmas Eve) and requested delivery today.

We'll see.

In the meantime, we'll avoid the reavers by staying home again today. Tomorrow morning, we'll head out bright and early to see if any of the stores are still standing. Heh.

All y'all have a wonderful, blessed day out there, and thank you again for stopping by, friends.


Old NFO said...

It'll show up eventually, have patience!

Keads said...

Glad y'all had a great Christmas!

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I hope your gift arrives there soon!!! Enjoy the time home with your Sweet Wife. Stay warm, enjoy some more coffee....and before you know it, the door bell will ring :-)

Chickenmom said...

It was beautiful here yesterday - SUNNY and temp went up to 50 in the afternoon! 'Hope your package arrives - Tell him to ring the doorbell next time!

PioneerPreppy said...

Always a good idea to avoid the reavers...

Max said...

I see we have your snow again. Very kind of you for the Holidays!

-10, 1 foot of snow.

Sounds like you, I think.

Ed Bonderenka said...

I thought The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Rev. Paul said...

All - good things come to those who wait. As it turns out, the e-mail from USPS was about a different package which we thought had been delivered long since, for friends in FL.

Max - that's what we ought to have, but haven't ... yet.

Ed - in this case, he didn't even ring once. :)