I think I am dangerously close to becoming known as the bird lady. I do realize this, yet I keep goin’ on & on about these birds. Can’t help it.
At the post office on Tuesday we had a little situation. I am only sharing this with you so that you will know. My husband, very graciously, took a box load of birds to the PO. These boxes were those that had been sent with pre-printed labels. At the desk he was told that these packages could not be sent because the labels were expired–no good. The labels, he was told, could ONLY BE USED THE SAME DAY THEY WERE PRINTED. Flabbergasted, my husband very kindly asked what could be done. Roughly $40-$50 worth of postage were on these labels. The postal lady was insistent–they could not be sent without additional payment. Finally she called over the supervisor who, because of the goodness of his heart, and the patience, persistence and kindness of my husband, decided to let these go through. phew!!!
So, lesson learned. If you are participating in a swap, or need to send postage, please do not send pre-printed labels (or talk to your postal service person to make sure). Paypal or actual postage stamps are best. No harm done and everything went out as planned, without additional payment. I just thought you should know.