It is about 500 footsteps TO our mailbox so obviously it is 500 footsteps back. It is a real, tiny walk to get there and back, just enough to get you in the mood for a REAL walk. And it kind of gets ya perking for the day.
It isn’t every day that we have mail to take to the mailbox, but usually when we do, Dan is the one who takes it out and then I’m the one who goes out to check later in the day.
Dan was taking an envelope to the mailbox the other day. He had gone out the door, shut it and I figured he was off to the mailbox…until I saw the envelope still on the counter, right by the coffee maker, right where I had put it.
He must be outside checking something out or looking for something in the basement of the 5th wheel.
It wasn’t that much later when he came in and immediately went right back out. I had been in the bedroom so I wasn’t sure what he was up to. When I came down to the kitchen I noticed the envelope was gone…and what was this?? That wasn’t there before, was it? OH, that’s right. Dan DID have coffee and he always has quite a bit of sugar in his coffee. So why didn’t I remember the sugar container being there a moment ago? Oh, well….
Dan eventually came back in and fixed himself a 2nd cup of coffee. I had put the sugar container back in the cupboard so now he was looking for it. I told him I thought he was done with coffee so I had put the sugar back in the cupboard.
He said “Why didn’t you do that before?” I said “I didn’t SEE it there before. What’s the big deal?”
“I took that damn sugar container half way to the mailbox before I realized I had THAT and not the envelope!”
At least he realized it BEFORE he managed to put it IN the mailbox!
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