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09 July 2008 @ 02:33 pm
it's the small victories...  
The Saga of how I actually managed to FINALLY achieve a post office box today!



Hubby and I have a post office box for our bills and stuff, so our home address isn't spread all over hell and gone. He's held this box for a long long time, since he was in college, and unfortunately it's now inconveniently far. And since we take, like, YEARS to decide to do relatively unimportant crap like this (see also, buying flat screen t.v. and bicycles), I only recently decided to try to open a box near us.

Well, the post office doesn't like your i.d. having a p.o. box on it (what with terrorism and fraud and all), but all of ours does. Like I told the clerk, we do that ON PURPOSE. So they said they were going to have our local post office (the one who actually has our house, which is not the same one where I'm trying to open the box) verify we live there. So I wait. And wait. Nothing happens.

I go back, post office sends second request to home post office (which is only five miles away, max). Nothing. So today I bring in our mortgage statement because this is LITERALLY the only semi-official piece of paper we have connecting our names to the house, without digging up title papers. And it worked!

YAY we now have a bright and shiny new p.o. box! YAY!! When we finally get bikes we can bike there. I'll, uh, get right on that....

I notice they took out their automatic parcel mailing machines. I loved those! The lines at the p.o. aren't long enough, I guess. gah.

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YOU GUYS, it's killing me to know Continuum is out there and I could watch it and yet, I really want to see it in pretty high-def FIRST... *whimper* MUST. STAY. STRONG.

And also, I need someone to tell me to get back to the beginning of "Not all that we are 2: Electric Bugaloo", because I'm writing scenes out of order and THAT LEADS TO NO GOOD END.
 
 
 
mrsdrjacksonmrsdrjackson on July 9th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
YOU GUYS, it's killing me to know Continuum is out there and I could watch it and yet, I really want to see it in pretty high-def FIRST... *whimper* MUST. STAY. STRONG.
DO NOT LOOK. It will be so much better the first time if you wait for the shiny. STAY STRONG.
lizardbeth: Kara-Anders - staylizardbeth_j on July 9th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
*clings to you*
mrsdrjackson: Sometimes I forget-Sharon and Karamrsdrjackson on July 9th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
We will stay strong together. *nods*
Elle: SGA John Floorquiet_elle on July 10th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
Yay for the post office box :)

Continuum is out there. *far too excited about that news* i will though have give in a find a not brilliant way to watch as i dont want to have to wai for it to jump over the pond to england. But you stay strong hun :)
lizardbeth: Baal fanlizardbeth_j on July 10th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
It's likely in a place where it can be ahem-med. :)

NO. WILL. NOT. LOOK.
Elle: SGA teyla greenquiet_elle on July 10th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
you are so much stronger than i am ;P
lizardbeth: Baal fanlizardbeth_j on July 10th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
I'd be a lot less strong if I didn't already have it pre-ordered! ;)
Elle: SGA John Floorquiet_elle on July 10th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
hehe :)
jupiterinmo: Marc Blucas - Iowa Boyjupiterinmo on July 10th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
Yay for the PO Box. I have two... one for my personal stuff and one for my business... I'm very glad that I live in a small town and they like know me (so much so that I realized I had a postage due parcel and no one hit me up for the thirty four cents! W00t!). That and I mail way too much stuff. LOL!
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on July 10th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
They know us at the one we're getting rid of, but that's no help for the one we just got. No more going just once a week and letting them keep it in a pile for us. bummer.
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on July 10th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
GET BACK TO WRITING THE BEGINNING, YOU. pls.
lizardbeth: Anders-Kara - Believethlizardbeth_j on July 10th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, I really need to go back and fill in the beginning before I get carried with all the good stuff later...
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on July 10th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
(like the porns?)

yay!
lizardbeth: Anders - no shirtlizardbeth_j on July 10th, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
I, uh, wrote that first. *looks down, digs toe in dirt*
Rosierosiethehobbit on July 10th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
Here's hoping Continuum will inspire you to work on Road to Tartarus. Some of us have been waiting for a long time for that one.
lizardbeth: Baal fanlizardbeth_j on July 12th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
I hope so.

*digs toe in dirt, looks sheepish*