I did not expect mail today. The Joplin Police had announced that most main roads were clear but side roads were hazardous. We’re on a side road off a side road so I wasn’t even thinking we’d get mail.
This morning when I went to take Rita out, there was a little more ice than there had been yesterday. Yesterday I was able to walk right along the edge of that garage door, then take a step onto the mulch but this morning, I couldn’t quite make it so I went back in, grabbed a big cup, opened a bag of the cheap kitty litter I bought last time I thought we were going to have ice and didn’t . . sprinkled that over the ice and was able to get out to the grass with Rita.
I was sitting stitching and I heard something on the front porch. I got up and it was our sub mail man. He is so nice. He left his Jeep on the road but walked down my slippery driveway. I told him “You could have left that in the mail box!” He lifted his foot and said “I have cleats on with screws in them. I have traction!” I think he was having fun. He said the driveway wasn’t bad but the steps and walkway to the front door were slippery. He said “Don’t you be trying to go down those steps!” I assured him I would not.
I felt like an old granny and the young mail man was watching out for me.