Monday, September 22, 2008

Post Office is Open, Hurrah ! Shipped Large Aloe

During the power outage the Post Office was open for a few hours for a couple of days to sell stamps by flashlight, that was all. I had some big aloe vera to ship last week and couldn't, but I was able to do that today. These are very big Aloe Vera. Some 28" long. It took some time to find a box long enough for them. Some of them were so well rooted that I could hardly get them out of their pots. It took me two hours to get them all unpotted and packed safely. I am glad that they are sold, they were getting too top heavy.

Minkie had broken the full juicy leaves off some of them, and bitten into some of them too. They are so brittle when they have that much gel in them, that they were becoming a nuisance.
The smaller ones are so much more pliable and easier to ship, and now I can concentrate on selling them.

Another thing I had to mail was a little 7" LED rechargeable battery TV that I had bought. I had charged it when I first got it a couple of weeks ago, but when the power went out it wouldn't work. The store said that they would refund my money and the shipping both ways..... We will see.

Jay went with me to town, as his mother has been at her daughter's since before the hurricane, and he wanted to eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant. I had my usual Nachos Supreme made with Taco meat. I like it, as it has meat, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, etc. All the food groups on one plate for $4.25.

Now maybe I can catch up on more blogs, and see what has been going on while I had no power. It wasn't until I read Howard's RV-Dreams Journal that I knew about the terrible train crash in CA, or that Ike had downed power lines in other states, like KY, AL, and OH. You don't know what is going on when you are cut off from the news. Then I think the stock market did something, but I am not a gambler, so I didn't investigate that.

Another nice, but warmer day.


Joe and Sherri said...

My sister and her DH had 7 ft of water in there house after Ike. The bottom floor walls pushed out due to the surge and they can't shut their front door. I was thinking about going down there and helping them fix up but they do not have electric so not much I can do until it comes back on or they get a generator. We'll see...glad to see your stuff is coming around.

Joe and Sherri

Sandra said...

Ike even caused power failures here in Ontario in the Peterborough area which is where we were till Sept8 (at Lindsay actually but in that area).