Captain’s Log 5,740
It’s over. The big holiday celebration is over. Oh my. We had just over 7,000 for both nights. Saturday began with a morning downpour and then another downpour around 2:00, so the crowds were down. Thank goodness. I can only handle so much fun.
I ordered some really cool personalized gifts from a specialty company a few weeks ago. Three items arrived safely and on time. The fourth item was shipped separately. According to UPS, it was delivered to my door on Friday night around 7:30. There was not a package waiting for me when I got home, but someone had opened the gate (which I secured properly when I left for the park). Yes, the driver would have opened the gate, but so might a thief. I checked with all the neighbors and nobody received a package by mistake. I think it was delivered and then stolen from the front door. People are doing that. They are discreetly following UPS trucks and stealing packages from houses with nobody home at the moment. Pisses me off! I called the company this morning and they are replacing the item at no charge. That’s great but it still makes me angry to think someone would follow a delivery truck and steal stuff. They are checking with UPS to see what the driver remembers, etc. If more packages were stolen from his route, they will know they had a thief. The UPS driver on my route has been working for the company for 25 years. Dependable dude.
To the person who stole my stuff, may the gods of karma piss in your cornflakes. And Merry Christmas, by the way.
I have a really full week ahead of me. Actually, I am only taking Christmas day off this year. We are just too busy for me to take more than one day. Most businesses slow down for the holidays, but museums in large cities that are tourist destinations are busier than you can imagine.
I Skyped with Anneke this morning, and we are going to have huge fun when she comes to visit in January. I will definitely take time then for a road trip (or two). No plans yet. We are being spontaneous.
It’s that time. Scary Santa photo below.