Thursday turned into a blur.
I learned a good lesson here. We have been having shipments made to our kids new home. I ordered one item that needed a customer signature (something I never thought about at the time of order) and what resulted was a comedy of errors. UPS attempted two deliveries — but their new place looks so industrial that the UPS guy doesn’t always stop. I know our SIL was in the building during the first two attempts — with the garage door open so he could have seen/heard them when they stopped — but they didn’t. I could have our daughter pick up the material — she has the same (new) address as we do, but her last name is different; and she hasn’t gotten a new driver’s license yet — so if she went to the UPS distribution center she would have needed proof of her name (birth certificate/passport etc. and proof of address — but then the new utilities aren’t in HER name and … well, you get the idea. Long story short it was a sure thing if we made the trip; an iffy thing if she tried to pick up the material — and if she failed that would have left us on the day before the Labor Day weekend…. Solution: Change our Amazon ship to address so that everything gets sent to her and her husband jointly — and just memo the shipment so that we get it.
We picked up the laptop for our Silverleaf monitoring system. The software & interface were delivered today (after we left) but Kathryn will bring them with her when she comes to visit this weekend. I hope to have time enough to put everything together enough to run the unit from here to Bong Recreation Area when we leave Blackhawk Park a week from today.
We stopped off at the Great River Roadhouse for dinner on the way back home. After the drive I wasn’t in a mood to cook dinner.
We left about 6:30 this morning (just after sunrise) and we were back home after dinner a little before 6:00 p.m. A full day, but a nice day. Mostly sunny, we accomplished what we wanted, and we stopped off to see Michael (our SIL) and take a quick tour of the new house/shop. We hesitated to view the place without our daughter but we haven’t seen him in almost a year, and he did most of the work on the house — so he deserves some special bragging rights.
I did not take photos on this visit. I’m sure the kids would rather get a few more things settled before anyone ‘public’ sees the insides. I respect that and within 3 weeks we’ll have some shots to put up in our blog — if nothing else, from the family open house being held just before we leave.
Now — I still have the curtains to finish… and we have groceries to buy tomorrow as well as laundry to do before Kathryn arrives on Saturday. Best to stay flexible. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll talk with you tomorrow.