Tuesday, June 23: Flying back to San Antonio, Texas this afternoon. Have to be at the airport around 2 p.m.
At 9:00 a.m. I returned my rental car to Enterprise and saved a day's rent on it by turning it in at that time. They were thankful I turned it in early. They were so short on cars, they had 10 cars being delivered to their location by Enterprise drivers.
I then had two packages to wrap and ship at the post office. Silly me, I put it off until my last morning here. Never a good idea. It went something like this:
- Go to post office to pick out a suitably sized box to ship genealogy records to my cousin in Michigan. Spend 15 minutes in the post office trying to find the right box. Finally decide on one.
- Take box back to Mom's house, pack genealogy books and paperwork, put on address label.
- Look through old boxes at Mom's house for a box big enough to hold clothes we had stored in Mom's closet and some of my belongings to lighten the load in my suitcase. This box I would ship to San Antonio.
- Mom says we should wrap brown paper around the boxes.
- I tell mom, "No, the post office doesn't need the boxes wrapped in brown paper."
- Mom and I get the big box all taped up so it won't come apart while being shipped via U.S.P.S. (If you know mom and I, that box was taped so you'd have to have a utility knife to get into it.) Then I taped on a piece of cardboard with the address on it.
- Mom said, "Are you sure you don't want to wrap it in brown paper."
- "No, Mom, the post office doesn't need it wrapped in brown paper."
- I take both boxes to the small post office inside a gift/pharmacy store, all ready to ship both packages and pay for them once with my debit card.
- After lugging both boxes into the small counter at the back of the store, the clerk looks at my big box and says, "You can't ship items in a liquor box." "Are you kidding me?" I say. "I had no idea." "Nope, can't do it," she replied. I must have had a look of total defeat on my face. She took pity, saying, "But you can wrap it in brown paper. Be sure you cover the whole box!"
- So I paid the book rate (in cash because it was only $6+) to ship the genealogy box to my cousin in Michigan, then took our clothes and stuff in the liquor box back to Mom's. I had to eat lots of crow on not wrapping a package in brown paper. Once my crow feast was over, Mom and I cut brown paper bags to fit the oblong box. I think we used four or five paper bags. Again, we taped those paper bags down so they wouldn't rip and show the liquor box. 3M, you can thank us later. I should buy stock in your company!
- I lugged the box back to the post office in the back of the store. As I was waiting in line to pay with my debit card, I saw the sign on the cash register that said no debit/credit cards. Seriously? I lugged the box back out to the car planning to take it a few miles down the road to a bigger USPS Post Office.
- When I got in the car, I opened my purse and counted my money. I had just enough to ship the package ($37).
- Lugged the box back into the small post office and finally got rid of the danged thing!
- Went to the bank with my debit card and took out more money for my flight home.
Bowie, our Siamese, was loving on my shoes I dropped by the door. He was so cute, he became my photo subject.
|Bowie, happy as can be|
Wednesday morning, I was at work at 8:00 a.m. to start my four 10-hour days. I was so tired at work all day.
On Saturday night, June 26, Bob took me out to dinner after work. I told him I would like fish for
|Exterior of the El Bucanero Mexican Seafood Restaurant|
|Bob at El Bucanero Mexican Seafood Restaurant|
|Seating at El Bucanero is casual|
|Walls full of murals|
|El Bucanero mural|
|This is the entryway mural.|
Travel Bug out.