Thursday, September 10, 2009

wishin' 'n' hopin' 'n' prayin'

You know those flat rate boxes that the USPS has been advertising lately? Well I did something pretty stupid  - I picked up a few of the largest flat-rate boxes and packed all of my books and pictures and other of my precious personal possessions that I couldn't leave at home. The boxes were shipped 11 days ago and they have not yet arrived. I'm beginning to wonder if I will ever see them again. I kick myself at the thought that I entrusted the USPS with my priceless belongings. I say priceless because they have little monetary value but are irreplaceable. Included in these boxes is my journal that I have been keeping for 5 years, jewelry and my camera. I'm hope hope hoping that my boxes are waiting on my doorstep for me when I get home because I am getting really really anxious that I'll never see my stuff again.

Alas, I've come to learn that stuff gets lost when you move. Tragically and inevitably, somethings never make it all the way to your new home.


  1. update: I came home last night to a familiar package on my doorstep - ah what a tender mercy of the United States Postal Service. I am now just waiting on package #2. It is strange that 2 packages shipped on the same day from the same place with the same destination could get separated but it seems that they have. I am still worried about #2 but am still hopeful that it will be waiting on my porch tonight.

  2. Box #2 arrived on Saturday and most everything surrvived the journey unscathed.