Tuesday, June 6, 2017

So This Is What Happened


I wrote, put my act together in a single handmade envelope, and then the glue smeared the ink on my return address label. . . Okay, I smeared the ink on my return address, but it was the glue's fault for not drying faster. Then I realized I didn't have enough matching postage for the requirements. So, I had to order more of the Richard Allen stamps since no way could I use something that didn't match. Then I ended up ordering way too many stamps because you know there are brand new choices to lure one into buying more. I'm too embarrassed to tell you how strong the lure was tonight. So I won't. But have you ever waited to mail a letter because you needed one more matching stamp? *sigh* I blame the USPS.

And that's what just happened. (Written at 10:46 PM, June 5) but it happened much earlier.) Now I have a headache.

7:11 PM  Today:  I wrote that last night, and I realize I should have used a matching ink. A medium to dark gray would have been better, so I'm thinking the brown ink smeared in protest. Live and learn, then do better next time. Still and all, if we are judged by our intentions, then mine were amply rewarded. Good mail R us this day! 

And that's what happened, even in the amended version. 

P.S.  Oops. I did write another letter. Last night. Couldn't help it. I had to tell someone all about some stuff. I dream of finding at least one someone who offers carrier pigeons. Well maybe not, now that I've had time to think on it. Besides, how would I know if they washed their hands well after they got and answered my message. *sigh* There's always a downside to most wild hair what-ifs.  But, here's proof of having written. I don't see it so that has to mean JC posted it for me. Time will tell.




6 comments:

  1. Another great post as always . I look forward to reading them every morning . take care , be well and stay well.

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    1. I should pay you. I'd give you at least 20 percent. :) Thanks for reading me. And in the morning! You are so-o-o good to me.

      You too.

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  2. It all sounds perfectly reasonable to me. :) Can one really have too many stamps?

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    1. Thank you. :D

      Oh, Mrs. D., I feel shame here because I've been known to tell family "Well, if you cannot keep up with (fill in the blank), perhaps you have too many." Now here I sit, still wondering where I put away all those stamps I bought and seem to have misplaced. What should I say? :)

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    2. Well I should say that they'll turn up one day. Also, as the cost of postage goes ever upward and the value of the dollar only downward, stockpile those Forever stamps today. As I said earlier, it all sounds perfectly reasonable to me. If only I had stockpiled Ingrid Bergman stamps. I loved those.

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    3. I think you're right. And surprises are always welcomed with much ado. I bought a fair amount of Ingrid stamps as well. Flow did a very nice tribute to her--although it was a little preachy about how Americans treated her once upon a time. She looked so happy in the photographs, specially the one with her twin babies. Someone, somewhere, has an IB stockpile, just waiting for the right day. I was shocked to hear how the USPS destroys stamps we'd willingly buy if we could. Such a waste.

      Fingers crossed in hope . . .

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