WANTED: I know I'm not the last one...

spacificJune 22, 2011

It's getting close to the end, but I finally found what I hope is the perfect gift for my swap partner. If you haven't gotten your package yet, keep watch, one is on its way.

Ann

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ann_t

I know you aren`t the last.

I haven`t shipped yet either. In fact our Canadian Postal Service is on strike. The government is threatening to legislate them back to work. But it might be next week before I get to mail my box.

Ann

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 10:38PM
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publickman

I shipped today also, and so maybe our packages will be delivered at the same time. My package is far from perfect this time, and so I'm hoping my partner will have a good sense of humor, if nothing else!

Lars

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 11:20PM
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colleenoz

I've been away so my parcel will be posted on Monday. So, if you haven't got yours yet, don't despair, it's coming! :-)

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 2:44AM
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Bizzo

I got mine mailed last Friday, and I'm hoping it gets there in one piece, without too much delay, and my swap partner enjoys it! Oh, the stress!!

I struggled to stay within the "three" guideline and it feels very unsubstantial!! :-) I finally gave up on the "wow" factor, the "perfect" gift and went for something regional (that doesn't give much away!!) and a bit of summer that I thought was low risk for breakage (no bean pots this swap). As Colleen says, if you haven't gotten yours yet don't despair! (mine is in the crowd at the end!)

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 6:14AM
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spacific

I'm glad I'm in such good company! Good thing you give us plenty of time for these swaps, Ann.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 9:37AM
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teresa_nc7

My gifts are purchased, just need to find the time to box everything up and mail it out. I will ship by the deadline, I promise! LOL!

Teresa

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 10:42AM
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mer4205

My box is ready - am in process of writing note...then it will go tomorrow morning.... -maria

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 5:48PM
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ann_t

I'm actually glad that our postal service is on strike. Since I still had a little time I decided on a third item and it is being made for my partner by one of our local textile/weaving artists.

I might have to ship via UPS if our postal service isn't back to work next week.

Ann

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 6:39PM
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publickman

Mine got delivered this morning (according to USPS), and I'm glad because it contained semi-perishables! I'll check back tomorrow to make sure it arrived okay, but really nothing was breakable.

Ann, I remember threats of liquor strikes in Canada when I was visiting Vancouver, but everyone bought out all the inventory in the liquor stores in fear of the strike, and then the strike got called off! I think I remember postal strikes also. I was in New Orleans during Mardi Gras for a police strike, and that was pretty dramatic.

Lars

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 5:25PM
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dgkritch

Mine hasn't been mailed either.
I could be last. Maybe.
We'll see.

Deanna

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 12:51AM
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colleenoz

Mine went a couple of days ago, sent airmail so it shouldn't be long! Now all you who haven't got your parcel yet will be wondering ;-)

    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 10:28PM
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ann_t

I have my box ready to mail but I'm going to hold off mailing until either Monday or Tuesday next week. Our striking Canadian Postal workers are now back to work but they are slow in getting caught up. I don't want my box caught in the backlog.

Ann

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 12:16AM
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coconut_nj

Wellll.. mine went almost 3 weeks ago... but my partner finally got it.. LOL.. phew! My post office lied. It went airmail too for all the good it does. Grins. I'm just glad it arrived in good shape and was liked.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 2:22AM
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spacific

I'm going today to the post office!
A

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 9:48AM
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riverrat1

Mine is packed up and ready to go! Maybe today I can get it to FedX...

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 12:23PM
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spacific

OK... the package is heading east! If you live east of me and haven't yet received your swap package... maybe as early as Saturday?!

Ann

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 6:19PM
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riverrat1

My box went out yesterday! Yay! I beat the deadline!!!!!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 6:11PM
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ann_t

Canada Post tracking number shows that my box has been in destination country since Wednesday. I'm hoping that means it will be delivered between now and Saturday. Fingers crossed.

Ann

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 10:39AM
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riverrat1

My package should arrive at it's destination TODAY!!!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 4:44PM
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