Friday, September 29, 2017

Dear Friday



The last Friday of September. Fall is here! We are on a countdown to the end of the year. And it will be here in the blink of an eye. It is so true what my mom once said to me: "Time will begin to fly when you get older. Stop wishing your life away." She was a wise woman. Much more than we give her credit for.

Dear Friday:

I don't know if I can say I am happy you are here. It seems like I just woke up yesterday morning and it was Sunday. Now you have arrived. But you did bring a beautiful day with you as you snuck through the door early, early this morning. I thank you for that. Fall is really the most wonderful time of the year. (Don't cry summer! You are still my favorite season).

Dear United States Postal Service:

Holy Crap postage is out of this world expensive!!! I took a package to the post office today for Harley. She is returning a dress she ordered. No return postage label. (Now I can see why) The dress didn't even weigh much. The label says a pound 7 ounces. I question that! And it cost $10.55 to ship it from Kansas to New Jersey. Plus they will deduct a handling fee from the amount they return to her for a dress that was really not at all what the picture showed. It is ridiculous how expensive shipping charges and postage are! But the guy at the post office was very nice.

Dear Driver's Education Instructor:

You must really have nerves of steel to ride with these kids. But I paid a lot of money for this course and I want her to get all of her driving times. Please stop telling her she is such a good driver that she doesn't need all 5 hours of instruction. I paid for it. She gets it! Enough said.

Dear Family and Friends:

Another weekend is upon us. I hope it is good for all of you! No plans here. Will do some cleaning and enjoying these beautiful fall days. Everyone be careful!

24 comments:

  1. When it's not freezing cold for a week, the weather has been lovely.

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    1. I'm always glad when it is not freezing cold!

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  2. Any day the mercury doesn't hit 100 is a GREAT day!
    I'm sure the U.S.P.S. has some mighty fine folks working for them, but when all's said and done ... they're no friend of mine!

    What do you hear from Darian?

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    1. Or 30*! Darian is busy learning the Army and the Army ways. Making friends! And he has a girlfriend. I hear from him when I contact him. Who has time for a granny?? LOL!

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  3. I had to send a certified letter recently and it cost $6.00 just to do that. Actually only required a few extra pieces of paper to be filled out and for the postman to knock on the door or ring the bell and get a signature. USPS sure has changed over the years!

    Glad you are getting some nice fall weather :) This year has flown; can't believe we are entering October in a few days! I echo what Myra wrote. How is Darian doing?

    betty

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    1. $6? That's crazy. I can't believe it is October either. See above for info on Darian

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  4. Hi Paula - wonderful Granny sending back her dress ... and then the weather - we are into Autumn ... take care and enjoy the darkening seasonal days ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I don't know about 'wonderful' but it had to be done. We are into autumn here too!

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  5. Summer is my favorite too but there are many wonderful things to enjoy in the fall. Postage is expensive. Since I have family out of town, I mail packages to them and sometimes the postage costs more than the gift itself. New drivers do need experience no matter how good they are. I'm glad you are insisting on that. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Before we know it Fall will be a thing of the past too.

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    1. Yes, I agree there are many nice things about fall. But I'll be looking forward to spring. I just wish we could skip winter. I think they should require a lot more experience than they do for these new drivers. Like a couple years or so of experience. But not with ME! LOL

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  6. That's how them importers make money with their Chinese clothing, shipping and handling. Bought a pair of cargo shorts, on sale, in stock. when they came the were the wrong size, wrong color so I complained and the said sent them back. Postage would have been almost what I paid for them and then they would have deducted the handing charges from the refund. I kept them, had ordered 38 wait, came as 40, fit like 36. Ordered Woodland Camo, came as Lt Khaki. I like them enough I wore them to the biopsy and the nurse helped me put them back on and button them for me
    Only had 2 small showers since Hisaccane Harvey came ashore so fall has been nice

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    1. Sounds about right. Same with Harley's dress. We have gotten enough rain for now. Ready for sunshine!!

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  7. I like fall the best because it's not as humid and summer. Mailing a package is expensive.

    I used to join a blog hop on my old blog where we used this same format, but don't remember the name.

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    1. I think that may have been how I got the idea for my Friday Letters. But I don't remember the blog either.

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  8. I guess the lesson learned from the dress would be to only buy from sites that cover return postage. And yes if you paid for 5 hours you must get 5 hours. Hope your weekend goes well.

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    1. I told Harley she needed to see if they send a return postage label in the future. Or order the right size!! Yes, I want all 5 hours

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  9. What does he mean she's so good she doesn't need 5 hrs. I would report him...the slacker.

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  10. I've become very careful about ordering clothes. I usually only order from places that pay return postage or buy things that I can try on. It seems to cost me less overall. Beautiful day in New York and finally fall is here!

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  11. Hope you've had a relaxing Sunday. It's been cool enough here that I didn't need to add ice to my drinking water. Yikes! I hope Harley gets all of her hours behind the wheel. With you on duty! I'm she she will. Good job!

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    1. Well, I don't reallyl like driving with her. I am a nervous granny and these kids scare me to death. But we'll try. Hope you had a wonderful Sunday

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  12. Postage isn't bad when the package is under a pound. But over that pound, the price goes way up. I got surprised by that last year. Eeek.

    Now we know why Amazon is doing a return thing via Kohl's and Whole Foods. They're starting a pilot program where you can bring your returns there. I bet that's going to be a big hit.

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    1. This dress was .8 oz over a pound. Crazy! I like the idea that Amazon is creating.

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