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My day today and other stuff

Went to the post office today to send the_nites_gurl the original artwork of the picture I drew her, since she paid extra for that after seeing how awesome the picture was. Went out wearing my cloak, my new Slytherin scarf, and my money/etc pouch. It was very odd, all day long, trying to get used to walking without the weight of either my purse or my backpack.

Went to the post office by the airport because Google Maps made me think that one was super easy to get to. Nope. Turns out the airport has some kind of postal drop thing, but no real post office. There's a post office a mile back along the MAX tracks, between two stops. I had to walk along a narrow strip of what barely qualified as sidewalk. Finally got to it. Didn't want to bend the picture, creases look so ugly; so I bought a large padded envelope for it. It was $2.30, not counting postage. Unless I find a cheaper way of sending the originals, I'm going to have to raise the price, because I think I lost money on it this time. *Thinks* $1.56 for the postage, $2.29 for the envelope, so that's $3.85 altogether. Yeah, lost 35 cents on that. No profit. :-( (Grand Nagus Zek: "No PROFIT!?!?")

Took forever to walk to Cascade station from there. Finally got there, though. From there, I went to FredMeyer's to get some CLR because the shower head is clogged.

Also, started and got halfway through a short story starring dark sorceress Lyria last night.

Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org

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kengr
Nov. 16th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
I thought I showed you where that Post Office was?

Anyway, from where we are, the nearest Post Office is the one at 50th & Sandy. If it's the weekend or after 5pm (but before 10 pm) then the nearest *open* one is the Airport one. If the Airport one is closed, then you have to go to the main post office downtown.

Padded envelopes aren't really suitable for artwork. You want the "rigid" Photo/document mailers. Which the Post Awful won't have for the size paper you are using. You'll have to visit Avery Paper (on MLK near Portland Storage)

Even if you get the big photo mailers, you'll want to get a "do not bend" stamp and use it in several places on the mailer.

It'll likely be cheaper to *roll* the drawing and use a mailing tube.
fayanora
Nov. 17th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
I thought I showed you where that Post Office was?

Not in person, no.

Padded envelopes aren't really suitable for artwork. You want the "rigid" Photo/document mailers. Which the Post Awful won't have for the size paper you are using. You'll have to visit Avery Paper (on MLK near Portland Storage)

Ah, okay.

It'll likely be cheaper to *roll* the drawing and use a mailing tube.

D'oh! Good idea.
irishgirl1984
Apr. 22nd, 2017 02:53 pm (UTC)
My Day Today And Other Stuff
Today’s going to be busy. My mom usually comes to visit us 2 weekends a month for shopping and to take us out to eat. Today’s no different—other than just one thing. The Chicago Cubs poster she got me after they won the World Series last year has fallen off the wall, and it needs to be hung up again. Plus, we’re going to have to find another decoration to put on the wall next to the door, as the one that was there has somehow mysteriously disappeared without a trace whatsoever.
Today’s only going to be 60 degrees, so I’m not sure Sean’s going to want to take a little walk outside when we get back from our adventures. As long as it’s not too windy this afternoon, I wouldn’t mind taking a little walk in our yard. No Cubs game this afternoon means we can play our baseball video game this evening.
Next weekend, we’ll be waiting for puppy pictures, as Mom and Dad are going to visit the Portugese water dog puppies. I’m so glad we’re getting one. Though I am not keeping the dog, I’d like to think this is “our” dog. Me and Sean get to train and bond with our new “fur baby”. Can’t wait for the opportunity we’ll soon share together.
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