I Miss This Porch
With Stay at Home Days, I miss a good front porch.
I spent a lot of time playing on this porch, as a kid in Grinnell, Iowa. Now I'd love to sit on a front porch just like this and wave over to my neighbors.
People don't sit on porches much around here. But I do use my little porch.
I've cleared out lots of stuff during all this home time. I recently put a few boxes on the porch for a "HAP" donation pick up.
As you can see, a UPS box was delivered and placed in front of all my boxes.
That could have been a big problem, when the donation truck arrived. Luckily and not luckily, the UPS package didn't get "donated". The donation truck failed to come, so I lugged those boxes back inside.
We had another problem on the porch recently. Our Blue Apron meal prep box, arrived damaged.
The box was wet and torn. One of the ice packets broke and most of the goods had to be tossed. That was not a fun surprise.
A Nice Surprise
This photo shows my favorite porch surprise! I shared this May Day photo a while back.
This little discovery took me back to my childhood days in Iowa, when kids delivered May Day baskets! My old porch in the photo above, was involved in lots of May Day deliveries.
Our little porch has handled many porch goodies during pandemic days. We've had grocery deliveries and restaurant deliveries.
This Black Bear Diner bag, was left on the porch on a Sunday morning. It wasn't a surprise, but it was surprisingly good!
Don and I pretended we were at a diner having breakfast. It was delicious. If we'd had a big front porch we would have eaten it on the porch!
Message on the Porch
Nobody comes onto our porch these days, except delivery folks. UPS guys, the mail carrier occasionally and a rare food delivery.
I don't know these people and I don't see them, but I made a sign the other day. I just wanted to share a message in a tiny way. I don't know if anyone has noticed.
Maybe I'll make a different message each week. Yes, I'm going to work on a new sign, since this one is falling apart.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!