Mailing the Comforts of Home

The other day I mailed a priority envelope from the post office affiliate on post. They told me because it was under one pound, I did not need a customs form. I asked if they were sure and they said absolutely.

Today I mailed out a priority envelope from the post office in town, and they said I need a customs form.

GREAT. So, the contents of the envelopes that may or may not arrive are just some magazines, pillow cases, and DVDs.

DH packed his sheets in a tuff box that did not arrive for a couple of weeks after him–and (UGH!) did you see that mattress? Well, I guess he forgot pillow cases. If they do not arrive soon, I’ll have to go buy some and send them out.

For those looking for care package items for less forthcoming soldiers, DH is now asking for beef jerky, individually wrapped granola bars, and fig newtons. He said he is on the go and it is tough to sit for a meal.

Another big hit was the corkboard. DH asked for a large corkboard and I found corkboard squares at Walmart that fit into normal priority boxes and can be assembled into one large corkboard. Dh says that corkboards cost big bucks where he is and that the squares were perfect.

An update about DH’s work (to the extent I can share it) will be coming soon.

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15 comments

  1. Hi, Myris,

    They have a wide range of models at different price points. I bought the Rival because it was the cheapest by far (about $35 at Walmart) and it really sealed well.

    I have used both the vacuum seal bags and the rolls. The cookies were homemade. They are still on their way there…I should be able to post some feedback on them by the end of this week or early next. So if you visit again, I’ll be able to answer that better.

    I know people who have used them in the past, though, and say that things arrive perfectly fresh.

  2. Hi, Myris,

    They have a wide range of models at different price points. I bought the Rival because it was the cheapest by far (about $35 at Walmart) and it really sealed well.

    I have used both the vacuum seal bags and the rolls. The cookies were homemade. They are still on their way there…I should be able to post some feedback on them by the end of this week or early next. So if you visit again, I’ll be able to answer that better.

    I know people who have used them in the past, though, and say that things arrive perfectly fresh.

  3. Hi, Myris,

    They have a wide range of models at different price points. I bought the Rival because it was the cheapest by far (about $35 at Walmart) and it really sealed well.

    I have used both the vacuum seal bags and the rolls. The cookies were homemade. They are still on their way there…I should be able to post some feedback on them by the end of this week or early next. So if you visit again, I’ll be able to answer that better.

    I know people who have used them in the past, though, and say that things arrive perfectly fresh.

  4. Hi, Myris,

    They have a wide range of models at different price points. I bought the Rival because it was the cheapest by far (about $35 at Walmart) and it really sealed well.

    I have used both the vacuum seal bags and the rolls. The cookies were homemade. They are still on their way there…I should be able to post some feedback on them by the end of this week or early next. So if you visit again, I’ll be able to answer that better.

    I know people who have used them in the past, though, and say that things arrive perfectly fresh.

  5. Hi, Myris,

    They have a wide range of models at different price points. I bought the Rival because it was the cheapest by far (about $35 at Walmart) and it really sealed well.

    I have used both the vacuum seal bags and the rolls. The cookies were homemade. They are still on their way there…I should be able to post some feedback on them by the end of this week or early next. So if you visit again, I’ll be able to answer that better.

    I know people who have used them in the past, though, and say that things arrive perfectly fresh.

  6. Myris says:

    In a previous post you mentioned vacuum sealing cookies to send. Do you use the vacuum sealer bags? How does it work out? Are the cookies homemade, and do they make it ok?

    Sorry for so many questions, but this is something I’ve been wanting to do!

  7. Myris says:

    In a previous post you mentioned vacuum sealing cookies to send. Do you use the vacuum sealer bags? How does it work out? Are the cookies homemade, and do they make it ok?

    Sorry for so many questions, but this is something I’ve been wanting to do!

  8. Myris says:

    In a previous post you mentioned vacuum sealing cookies to send. Do you use the vacuum sealer bags? How does it work out? Are the cookies homemade, and do they make it ok?

    Sorry for so many questions, but this is something I’ve been wanting to do!

  9. Myris says:

    In a previous post you mentioned vacuum sealing cookies to send. Do you use the vacuum sealer bags? How does it work out? Are the cookies homemade, and do they make it ok?

    Sorry for so many questions, but this is something I’ve been wanting to do!

  10. Myris says:

    In a previous post you mentioned vacuum sealing cookies to send. Do you use the vacuum sealer bags? How does it work out? Are the cookies homemade, and do they make it ok?

    Sorry for so many questions, but this is something I’ve been wanting to do!

  11. Myris says:

    Thanks for the reply! If you’ve heard good things, I’m hoping it all works! The guys will love getting some homemade cookies.

  12. Myris says:

    Thanks for the reply! If you’ve heard good things, I’m hoping it all works! The guys will love getting some homemade cookies.

  13. Myris says:

    Thanks for the reply! If you’ve heard good things, I’m hoping it all works! The guys will love getting some homemade cookies.

  14. Myris says:

    Thanks for the reply! If you’ve heard good things, I’m hoping it all works! The guys will love getting some homemade cookies.

  15. Myris says:

    Thanks for the reply! If you’ve heard good things, I’m hoping it all works! The guys will love getting some homemade cookies.

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