Ok, so last year, our mail carrier had an incident on our driveway that lead to her refusal to ever drive up our driveway ever again when there is any snow. Mind you, she has a 4wheel drive vehicle and is known to drive too fast, but yet, she blames our driveway. She got stuck in deep snow because she was gunning her engine on a plowed but a little icy driveway.
So, yesterday, we had a package delivery. Now, why this guy decided to back down our driveway instead of turning around is really unknown, but our driveway was plowed and not icy and this happened:
While backing away, the driver somehow managed to go completely off the driveway and got stuck at the top of the hill bank. His back truck tires were literally teetering on the edge of one railroad tie. Thankfully, the truck didn’t roll down the hill but if he had tried to spin his tires to get unstuck any more, he would have flipped over the side.
He was a super nice guy and I felt so bad because I know these drivers work hard during the holidays and any delays like this, put him way off schedule.
So he waited around for over an hour for the tow truck to arrive…
Rachel, home for a little lunch break and I decided that if the truck flipped over the hill, we would go out and help by bringing all the packages up to the house. Of course we’d need to open them all just to make sure nothing was broken or damaged.
The driver obviously did not know how to drive his truck in reverse.
Even on a completely straight and flat section of the drive, the towtruck driver had to walk along with this guy to yell directions.
Without the towtruck driver there to help him, he would have gotten stuck several more times after knocking down big pine tree branches and running completely over my flower bed.
He’s safely on his way, and I’m glad that I have no more deliveries coming from this company any time soon.
The good thing about all this is that he delivered some real goodies for me…
I ordered this from my wool company a while back but it was on back order for a long time until they finally cancelled the order saying that it was going to be out of stock for too long.
So I called the company. This wool is gorgeous and I had used most of my supply to fill orders for the “Jingle Bell Candy Canes” candle mat kits. I needed more of the amazing wool to use for myself.
They told me on the phone that all they had left was remnants. To make a long story short, I got 5 huge pieces of wool at a discounted price with free delivery because they were so apologetic that they couldn’t fill my original order.
Just an amazing deal!
I know y’all don’t want to hear this because everyone is right in the middle of the big Christmas hustle bustle rush, but I’m working on Valentine designs now. I will have two really cute designs ready to sell as patterns within the next week or so. Be sure to keep watch!