Monday, March 14, 2011

It's a bummer when you can't trust the postal system.

My brain is a bit foggy today. 

Probably because of the fact that E was up last night at 3:00 a.m with a stomach bug....which caused a problem with the upstairs toilet....which ended up flooding the bathroom with over an inch of water....which ended up leaking through the floor....and into the kitchen via the lights above the cabinets....which caused Frank to bark while I ran around looking for a plunger. 

Did I mention it was 3:00 a.m.?

Anyway.  Coffee is helping.

What a way to end the weekend.  On Saturday we took the kids to the St. Patrick's Day parade, then out to lunch to continue the fun.  Once we got home I checked the mailbox, and was happy to see that I had mail from two blog friends (or, as I've read, blends).  One was a bumper sticker from Julie, the Hotlegs Runner, which read "I Love Running."  Thanks Julie!

The other was a padded envelope that Stefano, The Black Knight, sent to me from Venice.  I opened it up, read his kind note, and looked in the envelope.  I then shook the envelope, then looked again.  Niente. Nothing.  I was so disappointed, someone got into the envelope, probably in customs, and took what was inside.  But I'm a firm believer in "what goes around comes around", so all I can do is feel bad for the rotten thief. 

On a good note, I picked the two winners of the Sony Walkman's, thanks to everyone who entered.  I used random.org to choose the winners, and they are:



#60 is Ryan from An Amalgamation of Minor Adjustments....




#145 is Sheridan Lee at Running Through Life.



Congrats to you both, send me an email with your mailing info, and I'll get you set up!

29 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Ugh, that sucks, and makes me mad, your the second person I know that has happen to.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Ick! That's not the Monday morning you need to have after daylight savings time!!! :(

Copychic said...

Ooph, what a night! But yay for random things in the mail. Nothing better than finding fun presents via "snail mail."

Caratunk Girl said...

Oh bummer, that sucks all around. Hope E is feeling better. Stephano is going to be super bummed to hear about that.

Emz said...

YAY to the winners.

huge bummer to dishonest people. karma baby.

Laurie said...

What an awful night and that's so sad about your package. :( Hope your week goes better.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

To hell with you mail thief - to hell!! Hate when that happens. Seems to be happening more recently?

Jill said...

Uck, sorry about all your 3a.m. troubles...I thought you were getting ready to write a new "If you give a Mouse a muffin" children's book.

Sheridan Lee said...

Sent you an email! YAY!

Teamarcia said...

Such a bummer about the toilet fiasco and the Black Knight's confiscated goods. Here's to a better rest of the week.

Wells L said...

(hugs) for you . . .what a hectic 3:00 a.m. Hope E is feeling better, Frank has calmed down, and the damage has been fixed - though, it's never that quick or easy!

Cynthia O'H said...

Oh what a rough start to the week too! Things can only improve from here.

Michelle said...

Sorry you had such a long night/early morning. Hope E is feeling better! That really stinks about the mail thief...really what is wrong with people?!?

Erika said...

Those nights are the worst!!!I can't believe someone would steal out of your envelope, that's insane! Hope your week gets better!

Susan Fobes said...

So what was supposed to be in the envelope? My husband decided to send me a chocolate bunny for Easter (was a boyfriend at the time)through the MAIL! The only thing that arrived was an Easter card with a mysterious brown stain on one side... LOL!

Julie said...

Grrr. That makes me MAD! That is just wrong.
At least you got a nice note :-)

Kelley said...

oh what a bad night Hope tonight is better.

Pam said...

That sucks about your gift being taken. But, yeah, customs is the only place that opens that stuff, and they're completely separate and apart from the Postal system. In my Postal experience, on the whole we Postals are the most honest group of people you could ever know! Besides runners, of course.

Lisa said...

Wow, what a brutal morning! I thought our adventure last week waking up at 12:30am with a leaky ceiling in the middle of a massive rainstorm was not fun. I hope you're feeling much better now!

Crummy about the package too. I just don't understand stuff like that. But, you're right, they'll meet karma one day!

Angie Bee said...

oh bummer about the envelope being empty! I would have been so ticked off.
That is one serious bathroom accident and jeesh why at 3 in the morning?? Sending good vibes your way that luck will turn for you :)

Iron Mike said...

One post late, but congrats on that full night's sleep, quickly eroded by your crazy little morning today.
Now, given the title of this post, and your personal experience, don't ya think it's funny you're just mailing out the Sony's? Why not FedEx? Teach USPS a lesson.

Carly said...

I loooove mail so I would be totally pissed. Totally. Such a bummer.

kristen said...

That sucks! Don't worry. It'll come back to them! So sorry about the 3am wake up call too. Here's to a better week!

JenniferLeah said...

aww, sorry to hear about the bathroom AND the mail :(

Congrats to the winners! yay :) RUN LIKE MEB!!

Mark said...

Damn customs.

Sorry to hear your little one was up sick. Whenever someone in my house gets the stomach bug, I disappear for days.

blueviolet said...

I can't believe someone took the contents of your package! That's not nice! So sorry about the toilet overflowing in the middle of the night. Awful!

FruitFly said...

Oh my gosh! Blends - I get it now! I've seen that around and had NO idea what that meant. I feel such a sense of relief now that you cleared that up for me. Woo!

What a sucky night. Boo. :(

Terri said...

Ugh - you've had a bad day! Hope it gets lots better, and I hope the goodie thief gets a horrid, itchy rash that won't go away. And chronic, smelly gas.

Colleen said...

You know that I've been through this! :( It sucks! Just hope that the person who opened this and stole it knows that Karma's a b*tch!