Friends and Kitties!
They said it couldn't be done.
They said it was impossible.
They said it wasn't a service offered by the United States Postal Service!
They were wrong.
"They", being my husband.
Allow me to explain:
For some reason, it's beyond my I.T. skills to set up my laptop to print wirelessly. Truthfully, I've never really investigated why because a) I use Scott's desktop if I need to print, and b) I'm lazy. So, whenever I want to mail something I forward him the pertinent data and he prints out a shipping label. He prints all his postage through eBay or Etsy and for the most part uses the First Class service option, which in most instances is just as fast and less expensive than Priority mail. All well and good; the problem arose when "we" (that would be me) wanted to ship something internationally and not pay an arm and a leg to send it--because, according to Scott there was No Such Thing as "On-line Printable First Class International Postage" outside of a merchant's site, like eBay. And because I'm a docile, obedient wife (!!!) I believed him and dutifully went to the post office whenever I had an out of country package to mail.
Until this week...
When, in a fit of rebellion, I sojourned online to the USPS site--all by myself--in search of the verboten First Class International postage...and...I found it! Right there, on the second page, in plain sight. Eureka!
You can imagine my unholy glee.
Me, the USPS naif, discovering the closely guarded secret of how to print postage for a parcel, First Class, overseas! I could hardly wait to get home (I was at work) to
feed my husband crow inform Scott of my discovery. And, to give him credit, he took it like a man. He said: "Hmmmm", that's interesting, I didn't know I could do that." Which, translated, means: "Crap, I was wrong and my wife is right, again".
Now, there is a point to this long rambling tale of triumph, which is that I have four large boxes of cat collectible stuff that have been packed up since we moved twelve years ago and I would like to rehome it, reasonably. So I have a question--how should I do it? Set up a page with items on it, offer a couple of things each Sunday, or use it for auction donations--or a combo of all the above? Now that I know I can mail it easily, I want it gone, and I want you guys to have it. Because I'm nice like that.
Now, if I can bestir myself to dig up the printer manual and check the settings, I'll be completely Scott-free!
Happy Sunday, Have a Great Week!
XX Sheebie XX