Yesterday we got the last of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal in the mail. It’s always good to get that chore behind us. And to get the load off of our hard working Ford Explorer.
It can be a challenge to find enough stamps in the correct denominations, and quite often no post office in the area where we are has them and we have to have them order them for us. And with the latest increase in postage it’s even harder to find enough stamps to make up the combinations we need. So some envelopes went out with four different stamps on them and some with five to add up to $1.64 each. Try doing that with thousands of stamps. At least they’re the self-sticking ones so we don’t have to lick all of them!
Recently somebody asked why we don’t use an online postage source like Stamps.com. For two reasons – number one, we used Stamps.com for over a year and there were so many errors and hassles that it was a waste of time and money, and two, with this new postage increase we’re currently making four cents on every paper we send out. The cost of the monthly Stamps.com subscription fee and the labels needed would put us in the red with every copy that goes in the mail.
I do have to say that Florence, Oregon is proving to be one of the friendliest towns we’ve ever visited. In the stores, the restaurants, the post office, wherever we go, people make it a point to smile and say hello, they hold doors for you, drivers stop in parking lots to allow you to cross in front of them. Yesterday at the post office, their employees carried all of the tubs of stuffed envelopes in from the Explorer. That’s never happened at any post office we’ve been to!
For a while now I’ve been saying that I want to get a boat, but I had no idea it would be so soon. Sometimes things happen when we least expect them. My son Travis and his wife Geli gave me this for Father’s Day. Isn’t she a beauty?
With the paper in the mail, it’s time to play. When we were done at the post office yesterday we drove out by the beach, and the first thing we saw was a sky full of kites. Not just kites, but speed foils like my Prism Snapshot 1.9! You can bet I’m going to get some flying time in in the near future!
Have you entered our latest Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook of Highland Passage by J.L Jarvis. It’s a time travel historical romance that begins with the heroine blacking out following a car crash on an icy road and waking up in a mysterious stone chamber being cared for by a kilted man who claims to be an eighteenth century Scottish highlander. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?