I found it funny that on the day the USPS was asking Congress to cut back on their working days, I managed to mail off enough packages (many of which went Priority since I had gobs of those little boxes) to cover the daily pay of at least one postal worker and part of another's.
The trip required me to visit my vehicle twice. Rather than unload everything at once, I opted to break the mailout into two purchases. This helped get folks that had very little USPS business at hand to conduct their transactions between my trips. I saw no reason to tie up the line for 30 minutes all by myself in one fell swoop. Many patrons were appreciative of my arrangement.
As it turns out, Phoebe (my boss) happened in during my second load of packages. To say the sheer number of items I was sending out overwhelmed her would be something of an understatement! And while that was not anywhere on my radar when I came up with the idea of the "Great Giveaway," I have to admit that watching people's faces (especially that of the clerk behing the desk processing each of these packages) really brightened my day.
I've said all of that to say this: Everyone's packages have been mailed! Except for the APO and my friends in Canada, everyone should get theirs by the end of the week, I would think.
Thanks to everyone who helped me get all those cards out of the house! Now, I just need to clean up the aftermath of sorting, packaging, etc, and my better half will be a much happier camper. I will say, she has taken all of this in stride. After all, my card habit is on par with her shoe habit... Well, not in number, of course, but in the amount of space they take up. Okay, maybe her shoes dont' take up QUITE as much space.
Happy collecting, everyone! Tribecards is officially "back on the air!"