I'll admit, I pulled a few strands out for myself...
I had a ball playing with it!
Today I got this message from Andy...
That brought back memories... My father, the perpetual collector, had a collection of telephone wire (remember that stuff?). Occasionally, he would pull out a length and let the kids play with the multi-colored wire inside. Locklan was pretty proud of his bracelet!
What a great memory jogger! Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy!
It's April 15, the day that struck fear in the hearts of many men and women.
Some celebrated it as the last day to file the paperwork asking the IRS to return the money you so kindly lent them.
Some saw it as the last day to file paperwork to accompany the money that you were keeping for the IRS.
I've been on both sides of the fence...
In fact, back in the day when we expected a decent sized refund, I'd file a last minute extention so that the refund would arrive closer to our planned summer vacation.
It was a big deal: every April 15, about 11:30 PM, I'd head to the small town (population 15,000) post office to have my return postmarked on the 15th. The post office was closed but the lobby was open and a post office employee was there to postmark your return.
They had punch and cookies, twice they had an Elvis impersonator,
once they had a juggler.
Funny thing is it was a lot of the same people.
We'd drink our punch, eat our cookies and head out saying that we'd see each other next year.
Now, with our social distancing, our shelter at home rules, the taxes aren't due for another
Remember, yesterday I said it was re-refridge day?
I said that because when we called the store on Monday,
they told us that we were scheduled for delivery on Tuesday.
Since we put the cleaning service on hold, it was the only excitement for Tuesday.
I was up and at'em early...
About 10, Mr. K called the store to get an approximate time only to be told that they weren't sure where our new fridge was, but they could say that it was not at the store and would NOT be delivered that day.
Then I got a call from Locklan.
They were delivering cookies to the hospital
(where Ashley worked for years)
and they were going to stop in to say hi.
Stopping in means they backed into the drive
and stood in the driveway
while we stood on the porch.
It was a great visit, I wish I had thought to take photos.
I miss those kids soooo much!
The day was getting better!
Then Mindy called. She was going to pick up their groceries,
did I need anything?
Just dish soap.
She put it in our mailbox!
Leftovers for dinner...
Then my brother called!
His situation is even more difficult.
His daughter and grand daughter live next door.
His son, daughter-in-law and three kids are staying with my brother for now...
My sister-in-law is staying with her mother who is undergoing chemo.
My brother is the baby sitter (from a distance), delivery guy and feeder of the cats.
He lives in the middle of nowhere, on a stream, with 4 dogs and a slew of cats.
His grandkids wanted to play in the mud puddle.
Here's my brother's grandkids...
Totally made my day!
I had a nice, long talk with my mom,
I got to facetime Henry...
Tuesday didn't totally suck,
but I still have that fridge in the middle of my kitchen!