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Old 11-26-2011, 10:48 PM   #301
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Spent the better part of the day wrapping Christmas presents and packing the boxes that need to be shipped, printed out the USPS shipping labels and have the boxes by the door ready to take to the post office.

I was quite surprised at the difference in cost between USPS and UPS to ship these packages. I did everything online and was pleased to discover that the postal service offers a 15% discount if you pay for and print your postage using their online service. Well, there's no downside to this.

All said and done, instead to having to go to UPS and pay $40 to ship my boxes, I did it sitting in my comfy chair and paid $24 to do it. Yeah! I'm a happy camper.

Two more boxes to ship and there's no question which route I'll take.
Great job, Katie!
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:53 PM   #302
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Spent the better part of the day wrapping Christmas presents and packing the boxes that need to be shipped, printed out the USPS shipping labels and have the boxes by the door ready to take to the post office.

I was quite surprised at the difference in cost between USPS and UPS to ship these packages. I did everything online and was pleased to discover that the postal service offers a 15% discount if you pay for and print your postage using their online service. Well, there's no downside to this.

All said and done, instead to having to go to UPS and pay $40 to ship my boxes, I did it sitting in my comfy chair and paid $24 to do it. Yeah! I'm a happy camper.

Two more boxes to ship and there's no question which route I'll take.

That is cool. I think you can even call the USPS for free pick up.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:01 PM   #303
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Spent the better part of the day wrapping Christmas presents and packing the boxes that need to be shipped, printed out the USPS shipping labels and have the boxes by the door ready to take to the post office.

I was quite surprised at the difference in cost between USPS and UPS to ship these packages. I did everything online and was pleased to discover that the postal service offers a 15% discount if you pay for and print your postage using their online service. Well, there's no downside to this.

All said and done, instead to having to go to UPS and pay $40 to ship my boxes, I did it sitting in my comfy chair and paid $24 to do it. Yeah! I'm a happy camper.

Two more boxes to ship and there's no question which route I'll take.
Good job, Katie!

The last few times I tried to print out labels for packages to send through USPS, their site said the service was unavailable unless I used their Priority Mail boxes or envelopes. I've always packaged my own, and had never had a problem printing shipping labels until a couple months ago. Wonder what's up with that?
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:09 PM   #304
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Good job, Katie!

The last few times I tried to print out labels for packages to send through USPS, their site said the service was unavailable unless I used their Priority Mail boxes or envelopes. I've always packaged my own, and had never had a problem printing shipping labels until a couple months ago. Wonder what's up with that?
Their boxes and envelopes are all evenly sized for their machines and easy to spot for handling, makes sorting go faster. At least, that is my guess.
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Their boxes and envelopes are all evenly sized for their machines and easy to spot for handling, makes sorting go faster. At least, that is my guess.
I want to avoid trips to the PO, and now I can't even print labels at home. I'm wondering if it has to do with the size of our small local PO. I may have to call them. Grrr.

I'm still finding space for all the wonderful Costco stuff! Cooked a pound of bacon in the oven for freezing, and repackaged a bunch of stuff for storage.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:22 PM   #306
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I like going to the post Office, I have a few people there I like seeing and we have great conversations. They agree with me that there should be a Valium Salt Lick in the PO lobby.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:27 PM   #307
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I like going to the post Office, I have a few people there I like seeing and we have great conversations. They agree with me that there should be a Valium Salt Lick in the PO lobby.
Now there's an idea!
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:19 AM   #308
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Friday treatments tend to wipe me out, so today was spent watching all 3 LOTR movies. Such a great trilogy. I hate wasting the day away, but I wasn't good for much else.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:25 AM   #309
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hope you're felling better, tatt.

i saw that the trilogy was on today. i wanted to record it, but i just recorded 12 hours of st:tng on bba america on thursday, so i ran out of room, lol. i need to get a big esata drive.
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hope you're felling better, tatt.

i saw that the trilogy was on today. i wanted to record it, but i just recorded 12 hours of st:tng on bba america on thursday, so i ran out of room, lol. i need to get a big esata drive.
I love the BBCA lineup. You into Top Gear at all? Perhaps one of my favorites shows of all time.

Thanks. I went through this a year ago so I know what to expect, and this was session 7 out of 9(all oral, no infusions this tine around), hopefully over the hump.
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