I am very happy to announce that an important member of my quilting team arrived today. This is the leg to my sewing table that went missing during the move from Virginia to Portland. It's journey began on June 6. This leg was delivered to a woman in Denver. Three items of hers, including a vintage Singer in a wooden box, were brought here. When the driver took those items back to her, he picked up this leg and took it back with him to Virginia.
Then the company mailed the leg to me but left the apartment number off of the package. The package arrived here at the apartment complex and instead of taking it to the office where all packages get delivered anyway...it was returned to sender. Yes, UPS sent it all the way back to Virginia. Then it was sent back and finally arrived today. And while we are all used to the speed of packages sent through Amazon, I am quite certain that this package was sent across the U.S. each time by boat.
The table has been a faithful quilting cutting table (and pin basting table) since the late seventies when the company I worked for sold it as surplus for $10. Now the leg has arrived in time to be moved to the new house.
Molly wonders what that story has to do with her...although she acknowledges that she has spent much time supervising me perched on that table.
Today Molly supervised the assembly of a portable air conditioning unit. She saw these bits of hardware and gently batted them with her paw. I suggested that wasn't helpful, so she grabbed the smallest screw in her mouth and ran off with it. When I caught up with her, she was showing it off to Buddy on the kitchen floor.