Well, of course, the Saturday WAS, it just got a bit mucked up, in various and sundry ways!
Months ago I found out that there was to be a town wide yard sale. I thought to myself, that it would be a great idea to join in. Last year, working at my sister Ele’s church rummage sale, I saw the kind of traffic this brought in. I figured if I was going to do it, do it on a day when people would be out looking for yard sales. Started my plan that I would participate. I wouldn’t be able to help at the rummage sale because it would be going on the same day, but I thought they would forgive me. The organizers of the yard sale took their time announcing the date: June 30.
Then we get word that our grandson, Patrick would be attending the ROTC leadership program at Ft. Dix for the second time. We were really proud of him as we are of all the grandchildren. Would we like to attend the graduation? Of course! What’s the date? June 30. 😦 I kept my disappointment to myself (for the most part) and made plans to go to the graduation. It would probably be too hot in June for the yard sale, I can do it in the fall…I’ll have more time to prepare.
We fill out the necessary forms needed to be admitted to Ft. Dix (understandably a military base needs to know who’s coming and going) We did it early to be sure everything was set and that Ralph’s son Bill could set everything in place for our visit.
Friday night we get a call from Bill telling us of a little glitch. Bill had found the paperwork which was supposed to be turned in, on his desk. Patrick had never turned it in. He said we could just go and the leader of Patrick’s ROTC group could meet us and vouch for us. Ralph would have nothing of that, because he knows how military things work and he didn’t want the aggravation of questioning and a possible car search (I’d like to see someone try to search my car-they would be injured from all of the “stuff” in there!!)
We passed on that idea and planned that we would meet them for dinner when all of the graduation ceremonies were completed.
I figured, since I was free I’d see if I could lend a hand at the rummage sale. They were very busy and I even put aside a few treasures for myself. When it’s time to leave I open my wallet and NO MONEY! I had gotten gas the night before in preparation for the trip and had not put anymore in my wallet. Luckily, I know the people in charge 😉 and I’ll pay Ele today.
I get home and Ralph is foolishly sitting in the heat smoking a cigar. He’s not feeling well, twinges in his chest. I convince him it’s time to come inside, which he does, but he says that when Bill calls to meet for dinner, he doesn’t feel up to going. That’s fine with me. It would have been the old Steakhouse dilemma for me anyway so I was happy not to make the choice.
Ralph was fine after getting back into the cool air inside. We spend most of the afternoon fighting over whether we’ll watch a Law & Order:SVU marathon (Me) or a Dual Survival marathon (Him-those guys are Creepy!) We both got to watch our share. We’re enjoying the afternoon when we get a call from Bill. He was calling first to check on his Dad to make sure he was ok. Bill then says there was a little glitch. The form he found at his house was the first copy of the form, Patrick had recopied it to send in to his commander.
I ended up eating an apple fritter that was truly bigger than my head…
How was Your Day?!?
UPDATE: If I’m not crazy enough, I’ve decided to participate in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I have to post 31 times in the 31 days of July! Sounds like fun. Since I generally blog daily anyway it shouldn’t become a problem until we get to the end, when I will be traveling, but what the heck. It’s worth a try. Here goes!!