Saturday, November 17, 2007

First mail

I just want to give a shout out to Grandma and Pep-Pep Hoffman whose Halloween card was our first in-country mail — and it even came close to Halloween!

I also wanted to give people an idea on timelines for packages. Cale’s mom mailed a package for us right after we left for staging. It took one month to reach us in Sāmoa. However, on the same day that we received our package, another volunteer finally got a package she had sent to herself two months ago and she even used a faster mail option. So what I guess I am trying to say is that packages come when they come, but don’t expect them to arrive any sooner than a month.

So, ahem, if you were thinking about sending a Christmas package, now would be the time to get that puppy in the mail. (I see, after writing this entry, emails from Mom and Dad about a package they have sent — so this pointed message is not for them.)

You also may have noticed a new list in the sidebar (see that over there on the left? Yeah that, that’s the sidebar) of things to consider including in a package if you send one. Just some ideas, cough, you might consider.

On a semi-related note, I have also started a list of afflictions. You know, just so you can keep up-to-date on all the fun things that can happen to you while in the Peace Corps. In fact, while I am typing this I am sitting on a hot water bottle (I think I almost cried when Teuila, our medical officer, gave it to me, I was so excited to have a hot water bottle) because of the pain of the two, giant boils on my butt. And when Cale gets up he is going to try a new experiment with the mysterious rash on his side, no more anti-itch cream, now hydrocortisone cream. Very exciting.

— Sara

1 comment:

Barb Carusillo said...

By the way, your grandma just bloomed when I showed her this picture when in PA (her card she sent). You couldn't have tickled her more if you made a life project of it.