Monday, February 10, 2014

WHINE of the Week (February 9, 2014)

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers
from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

~ The Post Office Creed ~

Y’all know that this has been “snowmagedon” for Thelma and Louise and those livin’ in these here parts of the world! The temperatures are colder than most people can remember. And the snow? Well, it just doesn’t seem to stop fallin' for long. As of right this cotton-pickin’ minute, Thelma and Louise have drifts in their yard almost as tall as Louise! And it’s -1 with a windchill of -15!

Backyard at Thelma and Louise's Hacienda
The ladies checked their mailbox down at the curb on Friday…no mail. Then again on Saturday, no mail. Hmmmm. Thelma reckoned somethin’ was more than a bit peculiar. Hell’s bells – it’s been a coon’s age since they haven’t got a bill from someone on a pretty-near daily basis! But the mail was left on Thelma and Louise’s front stoop one day last week, so the gals weren’t sure. Why would they bring it to the door one day, then not bring it at all the next couple of days? Yep – somethin’ was up.

Now it could be the cold. It could be a three-foot pile of snow that got left by the snowplow passin’ through the neighborhood. It was gonna take some investigatin’, to be sure. After all, the PO creed is, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night….”

A pathway to the mailbox...sort of!
Louise packed up her stuff for the day’s work. And Thelma ran to the Post Office to see what was up with the mail. Lucky for our Thelma, she got the “nice one” that always has a smile and is sweet to everybody there. (Thelma is always willing to chock up a back attitude from someone as just gettin’ up on the wrong side of the bed. But there’s a gal at that PO that apparently needs a whole goldarn NEW bed. Ew-wee, that gal is one crabby-pants!)

Finally, the mail supervisor told our gals their Saturday mail would be brought to them on Monday. It seems a new carrier got a little delayed in the crazy snow on Saturday and was pulled from the route at 5pm so the mail supervisor – and the new carrier – could go home! Thelma had to fill out a “hold mail” card meanin’ they’ll have to ‘pick up their mail at the Post Office’ until (1) the snow melts – hopefully, by March; or (2) the gals get a front-loader to dig and dig and dig so the mail folks can get to their mailbox without snowshoes. Don’t that just beat all!

There are bushes and plants under those piles of snow!