Fantastic news. . .
I found them.
Does anyone use cheques anymore?
I use one per month.
With online banking. . .automatic giving. . and plastic this and that. . it seems that cheques are all but obsolete.
This spring . . .I ran out. . .so I went online and ordered myself a new supply.
I remember back in the day I would fill out the little form at the back of the cheque book and drop it off at the bank on my next visit but now I didn't even need to bother with that little chore.
I ticked off this box and that box. . .not needing any changes since I needed cheques years ago. . .
and waited for them so show up in my mail.
And. . .they did.
I opened up the package and slipped a new book in my handbag and went to do my shopping. . .
and that is the last I remember seeing that box of cheques.
A week or so later I remembered the box of cheques and idly supposed that I had put them in the spot I always keep them . . .and took a quick look to be sure.
The box cheques was not in its ususal cheque storage spot.
Spring came and went. . .summer came and went. . and I cannot tell you how many times I looked under my seat in the car. ..the passenger seat . . .the back seats. . .wondering where on earth I put those cheques.
I cleaned up the office drawers. . .and still I could not find the box of cheques.
Yesterday. . .I went online and nearly had them void the whole kitn' caboodle but decided I would try to pray first.
I prayed. ..Dear Lord. .I'm losing it here. ..you and I both know that those cheques have got to be in this office. My car has not been broken into. .(even though my beloved just suggested it might have been). .
and I'd just be so grateful if you could help me find those cheques. .
I know that God is not my personal butler. .but I do believe he just loves to give me the desire of my heart from time to time.
So ..anyways. ..
I went to the cheque storage spot. .
and decided to give it one last shot. .
I removed all the contents of the drawer. ..all the files. ..all the folders. ..all the binders. . .everything. .
and at the bottom there was a thin envelope that could not possibly hold a box of cheques.
I picked up the 5 X 7 envelope from the closed end. .and what do you think fell out of the open end?
Three books of cheques.
What is this I wondered? Where is the box?
OH. .or was there no box at all. . .ever?
(I know. .not a very intelligent conversation with myself)
It seems that the good people at the online cheque ordering place have considered that there might be folks out there that have untowards ideas about packages that look like they might contain cheques.
They have made the outside of the envelope clear of any markings that would suggest. . .cheques.
Honestly. . .where my brain was that day that I opened up the envelope containing books of cheques was. . .
is up for question.
I only know. ..that my books of cheques that will last me 100 months. ..
is safely tucked away in the convenient little zipper pouch bag to store them.
I just can't tell you how thankful I was.
all for now. .