Monday, March 16, 2009

The Good Houskeeping Seal of Approval

Anyone who has read very much of my blog knows that I truly believe I live in a little corner of Paradise. They also know that, our mail service or more correctly lack of mail service is the one thing that really fries my Bu...backside :) Our good friends left driving (the important piece of the plans) today to the States. Jackie was more then happy to take my parcels up to Austin with her and post them. :) So Lisa when you read this know that your OWOH gift is finally making it's way to your house!!! Because of this the last few days I have been a tornado ripping through my little Art corner.

Piles of papers here, decoupage, glue, paints,beads, fabrics there. You name it I had it out. I was also doing a bit of stash swapping so all that was spread out. It had gotten to the point LW insisted I could only enter my side of the room attached to a lead line, just in case he had to pull me out :)

But I'm happy to report that with his expert help in box packing all the parcels were delivered last night at 8pm. !!

Even to pack parcels to send by car is a project these days. With President Calderon's war on drugs, and the US's terrorist precautions it's not as easy as throwing it in a box and slapping a label on it. The contents can not be wrapped so you can't see what they are. Boxes or packages inside your parcel can't be sealed shut. The outside box of course can't be sealed up. EVERYTHING in the parcel can and will be searched. And I'm not just talking at the two different countries border crossings. Between here and the border there are multiple military check points where vehicles are subject to search, for drugs, contraband, poached animals and weapons. All big money makers. Guns are illegal in Mexico so thousands are smuggled each day from the US. At every check point the Mexican Government has the right to search your entire vehicle and everything in it, right down to striping it :) SOooooooooo what does that mean for my little parcels?? Well all the semi fragile things that LW packed in bubble wrap might or can be torn opened. The four of us are just hoping that there aren't to many check points and that the soldiers are not having a bad day :) Iyiyi and people wonder why we don't sent presents very often.

So now that little project is done, I'm going to have to knuckle under and hog out my little Art corner before I can start making another mess.... ah art project.

All I have to say is that it's a good thing there is no Good Housekeeping seal of approval in this country:)

Have a most audacious day or evening my Bloglandian friends depending on where in the world you are ;)


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I'll never complain about the USPS ever ever again!

xashee's corner said...

WOW! just look at that tornado!! i am soo glad you are safe and sure hope your packages arrive safe too! Have a WONDERFUL day!! :)

Grandma B said...

Didn't know they had tornado's in your corner of the world.

I have been wondering about the turmoil going on in Mexico...are you in a safe area? Do you ever worry? All we see on the news here is from the border around the San Diego area...nothing from down your way. Be safe....take care....

Tracy M. said...

Hope your packages make it O Kay. :)

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