Friday, July 22, 2016

Lord, Can I Afford Any More Pen Friends?



I got it right! Expected delivery date:  July 25. I also learned to never trust JC to mail a package; he always chooses the shipping method like he's a contestant on The Price Is Right.


Wow. 


It took a lot of tape to reach that grand total.


One box took away all of my pen money for the year. JC thought I was gonna let him keep the change. Like he expected a tip. Well, he did't charge me for the gas so . . . Perhaps I should have?


Free socks are all I could afford after mailing twenty-five gifts. Thanks, Thorlo. No, I cannot play tennis, but socks are socks, right? Good socks at that. I'll need a go fund me page to buy shoes. No way, huh? I know my good pen friends would draw, cut,  color, fold, glue, and mail me a pair first. 

JC took me out for a meal at the Black Walnut this afternoon. His treat. No tatanka burger! No more. Never again. It's all I've ever eaten there in almost three years. I teared up. I kept asking why. The nice cashier person suggested that I write a letter to management . . . I will. I am still absolutely heartbroken though. It's not even on the menu in the new cafe in Georgia. What's the world coming to? To think I almost asked about hosting a cafe letter-writing event there. (sigh) Never mind. I wish I could get y'all to write a letter on my behalf, but I'd never impose. (sigh) 


More letter envelopes were folded last night. I refuse to do more than thirteen this time. 


The adhesive on all the lovely seals isn't worth spit. I guess letters are hand canceled in the Netherlands. Is a good thing I've got great glue. They're still cute though.


Sorry. I still cannot get over how long that receipt is. Two ladies at the post office sent their regards via JC. He even knows their names now. I think he likes all the attention is why he asks if I need to check my p.o.b. almost everyday. It's like twelve miles one way. Hmm. My non-machinable stamps are used up now. The Flow envelopes are so small they have to be hand canceled. My pen friends are worth it. Y'all know who you are, too. I'm just not sure I can afford any more of you. (grin)

I've had a wonderful week. 














8 comments:

  1. Oh don't you love thorlo socks ? I have a pair myself and I have had them for almost three years , yes three years and they are so comfy especially in the winter season .but they also breathe which is important very important in my view . well still have not found anything to blog about I hope soon though take care my dear and stay well .

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    1. I'm glad you got a pair. They're giving away a free pair again this year, so head on over to their site and order yours while supplies last.

      Don't fret. Inspiration comes when it will.

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    2. unfortunately I don't have the five dollars shipping fee they want , little short in the finances department as usual . Oh well there is always next year .

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    3. I'm sorry. I wore mine today. It was like walking on air.

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  2. I tried to mail a pal in Germany a pair of cute owl socks as a surprise. The bigger surprise was that it was going to cost $14.99 to ship. What!? Maybe I'll send them to one of my American friends.

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    1. Ouch. Consider rewrapping them in a non padded envelope and try again. The socks won't need padding. Your friend in Germany will never forget you or the cute socks. :) It's hard to put a price on friendship.

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  3. Yikes!!!!! That's all I can say -- bless his heart! (lol)

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    1. I know. :) I will look at that receipt every time giving fever strikes. LOL.

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