Monday, October 24, 2011

Am I Nuts?

Am I nuts, or what? You tell me. But first, please answer these questions:


a. Have you ever mailed a package that was so big you had to heave it onto the counter at the post office? What's worth $20.16? Oh! Plus $10.38?


b. Have you ever mailed a box that measured 26 x 33 x something?


c. Have you ever paid $10.38 just for a box?


d. Have you ever paid $10.82 for plain old parcel post, AND $9.34 for "Balloon Parcel Post?" 


e. Did you know what Balloon Parcel Post meant before now?


f. Do you often go over your mail allowance? 


g. Am I nuts?



Moanday's Outgoing Mail



A slanted view doesn't keep me from wondering if I'm nuts.


A 13 oz. package to Great Britain costs $11.39.  Am I nuts? I dunno, but someone here keeps asking me that question.

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Misty, I hope you didn't touch those red and black bugs. 
http://pen-thief.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-pictures.html

They made the local news tonight. Seems they're called "kissing bugs," since they like to collect around human mouths. They spread a dangerous disease through their droppings. I am getting rid of the ones out back tomorrow. Ewe!


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What about Incoming? Well, I've been emotional since I picked up today's mail. I sat in the post office parking lot--eyes spilling over, clutching the zipper on my hoodie, going, "Oh my goodness!" Don't you hate it when you lose the reins? So, I read my mail in the parking lot. Had to go back inside 'cause I forgot to buy air mail stamps. I'll tell you about it tomorrow, if I remember. This CRS is easing off but still . . . A girl needs reminding from time to time.

I'll say this, then it's bed time. I get some of the best mail. Sincerely. It's worth sitting in a parking lot, reading, and weeping, and grinning, and clutching my zipper over. Y'all are the best!

Now, goodnight.

Sleep loose.

L&H,

Limner

5 comments:

  1. haha My mom mailed me my dad's old guitar one time. It was pretty awkward, but I needed one for my guitar class and my parents didn't want to drive across the state to give it to me. I guess it was gas vs. postage.

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  2. I just spent >$50 for a package to Australia. I feel your pain!

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  3. Marian, how did they send it, wrapped or with a tag? :)

    Bev, are you nuts, too? LOL. The recipient has to be someone who means a lot to you.

    Misty, one of your comments went to the spam folder. It's been happening every day since Yahoo upgraded their mail. I accidentally deleted it. Maybe it was an older one I overlooked. Sorry.

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  4. Limner- No worries. Apparently I comment so much it thinks I am spam...*sigh*. Thank you for the heads up about those bugs!! I hadn't touched them..but I was tempted while taking pictures. Then decided against it as I wasnt sure what they were. I will be sharing the info with my mother just in case we see them again in the warmer months.

    To answer your question..I havent mailed a package that large. Though I do know it is expensive when mailing to other countries. I mailed the one giveaway book to Spain and it was around $10. I was astounded..considering the same book shipped inside the states for around $2.50

    All hobbies are expensive..and I know I have a hard time keeping a stamp/supplies budget. Just the other day I bought stamps at a different post office than I usually go to..and the gentlemen working on the counter seemed shocked at how many stamps I bought. Then told me he wished that he would get a commission on the stamps he sold. Haha.

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  5. You aren't nuts :)

    Sending overseas does cost a lot yes I have been over the $10 mark with it very often ;)

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