Over at NickMom.com, which is a cool site for Mom’s after the kids go to sleep, I saw this Holiday funny “Hers” and “His” holiday “To-Do” list picture and it reminded me sooooo much of how at this time of the year, my “To Do” list is 3 feet long, and hubby’s is, well, non-existent! Now tell me THIS isn’t truth?! HAHAHA
My mailbox died!
Yes……it died of “con-junk-da-junk-itis.” You know, that disease that sets where something gets so old, junky, and decrepit that it just–well–falls over?
Yeah. That’s what mine did. The nerve! And right around the holidays, too!
That was 3 days ago.
And instead of having a memorial service, I decided that Black Friday was going to be “Mailbox Resurrection Day.”
Black Friday Morning
Everything I would need to bring it back to life, I would be able to find at my local hardware store. Regardless of whether it’s a day off from work and I “should” be resting.
So, this morning I woke bright and early at 6:30 a.m. and gasped–Black Friday! I must get to the home improvement store to find some deals on tools and to gather all the supplies to save my mailbox.
I barely touched my hair (do haphazard splashes of water from the sink onto my hair count??). I was courteous enough to brush my teeth so those within 5 feet of me hopefully wouldn’t smell the stench of the garlic I had from Thanksgiving dinner last night.
And I grabbed my keys and tip-toed quickly out the door, so as not to wake my 3 sons.
I walked over to my mailbox and gave it my last respects to my beloved mailbox. After all……it’s delivered countless bills and unwanted junk mail…. (hmmm…..I wonder if I just left it like this, I wouldn’t get any more bills or junk mail anymore…..Hmmmmmmm….)
I hopped in my Honda Accord and off I went!
Stop, wait!…..Did I just drive my 4-door sedan to the flippin’ home improvement store?!
In my haste to leave the house, along with the cobwebs of sleep, I totally fumbled this one up, you guys!
How in the world did I manage to leave my amazingly spacious Honda Odyssey minivan parked in the driveway at home?!
I laughed hysterically to myself while pushing my heavy cart through the store, with awkward 4’x4′ posts sticking out of the bottom of the cart that I kept ramming into peoples’ ankles. How was I going to get this stuff home??
I figured I could always roll my window down and shove the post through there. Surely it must be legal to cart home mailbox posts this way, right??
When I got out to the car, I wiggled the seats, shoved the posts past the baby’s car seat, and stuffed what I could, and kept laughing at THIS!:
It was the grace of God that got me home safely, because I couldn’t even see out the right side of the car! HA!
I got all the stuff home and unloaded it, and had a conversation with my husband that went something like this:
ME: “Yeah, I’ll be out front trying to revive our mailbox.”
HUBBY: “Ugh….do you have to do this RIGHT NOW?!”
ME: Blank stare……..more staring…..“Why wouldn’t I?” Then I went outside to begin CPR: Crappy Post Revival.
…..aaaaaannnnnddd after an argument about who knew more about properly installing a mailbox post (rolling my eyes), thankfully we were able to get the first part of the revival completed: digging the hole, leveling the 4’x4′, and filling it with concrete.
Tomorrow we’ll re-attach the old mailbox, after I add more thing to my “To-Do” list: paint the mailbox a pretty color that’s NOT black! 😉
Whew!…..What a whirlwind of a crazy #motherfunny kind of day (minus the argument). 😉
So do you guys have any funny holiday mishaps to share? Leave a comment below!
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