Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Neither rain nor snow nor sleet....

....but maybe sunshine. Postal service is iffy, at best, around here. Larry got a birthday card yesterday. It wasn't delivered by the postman. A neighbor down the street brought it to us. They found it at the post office, because the envelope was a real stand out. Thanks, Dee and Warren! You got it off in plenty of time, because it arrived in our town on March 28, which is one day before Larry's birthday.
But there it stopped! Seems the postman here was in an accident and he can't ride his scooter, so there hasn't been any mail delivered for several weeks. And he's not expected to be back on the road any time soon. So after the five day period (see postmarks on the back of envelope above) that it takes for mail to get from La Penita to Rincon de Guayabitos (about one mile) mail is sort of dumped behind the counter, and residents can go down and sort through it themselves. We just found this out. Yesterday we went down to see if there is anything else for us, but it was after two o'clock, and the place was closed for the day.
At least we don't have to deal with junk mail. Like I say, anybody want a paper shredder -- cheap?

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