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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

A first...I think

It hasn't been the best of days. I had no internet this AM (a morning without Humzoo is like a day without sunshine) but had no time to troubleshoot the problem. I hoped it would be working when I got home.

Odd day and I was very tired. All the poor eating and excessive Christmas activities caught up with me. I struggled to stay awake. I told Richie I wanted to come home and nap. Oddly, I forgot all about the internet with the crazy day.

Lots of traffic coming home. I don't usually drive so even more tired when I got here after dealing with the traffic.

I open my mailbox and there is one envelope. It looks odd. No address, no postage. The stalkers, the paparazzi, now some mysterious mail in my mailbox.



With some hesitation, I open the barely sealed envelope. Card. Cute Christmas card. Even the fuzzy bear didn't help me relax my suspicions.



Leerily I opened the card.



I think this is the first card I ever got from my mail carrier. Apparently Hector was quite taken with his cookies and took the time to thank me. He also very sweetly folded the tarp I used to cover the boxes when he came to pick up my carrier pickup packages yesterday. I went out this AM to bring the tarp in and couldn't find it. "Surely, I thought, he didn't take it...." No, he tucked it behind a planter to make sure it stayed put.

Unfortunately I had to come in the house, discover the missing internet and lose my warm&fuzzy feeling but, Hector, your note did more than you probably thought it would. It kept me sane when I discovered my nearly brand new Airport Extreme died unceremoniously last night and I have to limp along with my old Super G router and network drops and slowness for the holidays (at least for work--luckily my MacBook Pro doesn't suffer from this malady).

Thanks, Hector, my mail carrier, for making my Christmas bright. Maybe I'll put another package of cookies in the mailbox for you before Christmas. Any mail carrier who spells yummmmie with 4 Ms can't be all bad.


13 Comments
igna83
That's awesome! I love Hector.
Angi   Tuesday, December 22, 2009
nheinzel
He must have really liked them! That's great that he would write you a thank you note. I think everybody should do that but unfortunately most do not. We always get thank you notes from our mailman and our newspaper person.
!   Tuesday, December 22, 2009
billpearch
Very nice.
Bill Pearch   Wednesday, December 23, 2009
DebHelms
The art of writing thank you notes seems to be becoming a thing of the past. How great that Hector expressed his appreciation. Such a small courtesy can be uplifting. Have a better day today and a wonderful Christmas.
Deb Helms   Wednesday, December 23, 2009
kelseyandben
go Hector! glad your internet is back up.
Moore Crazies   Wednesday, December 23, 2009
RAGrise
I teared up a little, must be all the holiday cheer getting to me!

What a truly appreciative heart that mail carrier has! Not too many of those around anymore! I'm with Deb and Nancy, thank you notes seem to be a thing of the past.

I'm glad your internet is up, even if imperfect. I'd miss you too much! :-)
Richie & Ashley   Wednesday, December 23, 2009
lgrant
I figured it was Comcast and had a few choice thoughts about them before I left for work but then saw it was the router so I had to retract my thoughts. I could hook up the Mac to the cable modem so never really without internet but I'd better go check the phone. I was so tired last night I might have forgotten to plug it back into the old router and no one can call. My sister might call the sheriff again. :)

I will say it was a very nice surprise. I'm bad about thank-you notes and yet I know how I appreciate them. I just tend to call or send email rather than think to send a card.
LGrant   Wednesday, December 23, 2009
ChinaCalling
What a cute card and note. It renews my faith in mankind.
ChinaCalling   Wednesday, December 23, 2009
lgrant
I was going to make him some different PB & chocolate cookies and leave them in the mailbox tomorrow but I couldn't find my mini muffin pans (at least not the silicone ones). So, I have 3 little chocolate cakes left over from presents and I think I will take one and frost it with chocolate marshmallow frosting and leave that for him instead. Hopefully he will enjoy it as much as he would have the cookies. Darn moving! I want things back where I can find them! LOL
LGrant   Wednesday, December 23, 2009
reera
How sweet a little thoughtful note can be.
dannie   Thursday, December 24, 2009
lgrant
Cake was gone when I got home. Hope Hector got it. :) I'm more than ready to head for bed and let Santa do his thing. Been a long day.

Hope everyone gets a visit from Santa and gets what they most want--even if it isn't a thing but a thought or a hope. :)
LGrant   Thursday, December 24, 2009
_DELETED_ckraus
That was a neat story - and such a great thank you card. Loved the polar bear. We always give our paper person and mail carrier a little something every year. Never hear anything from the paper person but the mail carrier has always given us a little thank you note. But then, he will stop and chat with us and the neighbors when he's making his rounds - really nice guy. Our paper person is really good - gets the paper here every morning around 4:30 a.m. (Plus he doesn't try to run me down -- remember the demon lady who would threaten our lives every morning when we walked because she drove so fast to deliver the papers??
Carol   Friday, December 25, 2009
lgrant
I remember the demonic paper lady well! That and "Old White Eyes" the truck with those horrible white headlights and smelly diesel fumes that I gagged on every time he came by. What great walking memories. LOL

I guess I missed the class in gifts for mail-carriers and paper-people. I never gave any of them gifts in all the years. I feel bad--they all probably thought I was a jerk. I wish they would teach us this stuff in school (Tipping #101, Holiday Gifts #201) instead of obscure things like Geometry we rarely use after school. :)
LGrant   Friday, December 25, 2009
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