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Check *this* shit out. The USPS has Santa on the crew or something doing some kinda crazy North Pole time-and-space bending magic: The tracking says refused. Customer didn’t refuse it. It was returned to *me.* In Alabama. They’re just freakin’ making shit up at this point. I don’t even know how it’s possible that the scan for delivery shows what it does – I don’t know enough about their computers. But obviously it’s not a seamless, foolproof tracking system  I’m really lucky that the overwhelming majority of my customers are being really super cool about this insanity and aren’t taking...

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this isn’t just the USPS being overwhelmed – this is some kind of shady shit

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This item was a shrine/ornament – no prep work involved. No extended handling time or anything. I took it off its altar, blessed it, wrapped it up in tissue paper, boxed it, paid the $35-something for the shipping label because the customer paid for Priority Mail Express, and sent it out that same day for Mike to drop off at the post office. *Which he did, before C.O.B.* Here’s what the tracking says: December 13, 2020, 3:58 pmShipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting ItemGRAND BAY, AL 36541  December 23, 2020, 5:09 amArrived at Post OfficeGRAND BAY, AL 36541  December 23, 2020, 7:42 amRefusedGRAND BAY, AL 36541  December...

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having some major and weird shipping problems

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I've pretty much spent the last two days that I wasn't doing chores or sleeping trying desperately to figure out what is going on with these packages the USPS has returned to me. Turns out you cannot just call somebody at the USPS and ask them lol, and my local carrier has no idea. One of them was scanned, made it to the East Coast, and then came back to me with nothing in the system to indicate why. It was international. I cannot get a refund because it was scanned, so the label was "used." Now I have to...

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community honey jar for December; communication speed; Martha Stewart’s infernal contraptions

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I sliced my right index finger open and the cut is pretty short but also pretty deep (for being on a fingertip anyway), and it’s slowing me down on pretty much everything, especially typing. So I’ve been moving at glacial speed, but I am moving. What’s funny is that I didn’t do this with a kitchen knife or a machete or any gardening implements, and I didn’t do it working with tinplate or metal flashing or barbed wire or aviation snips or any of the other sharp and often unwieldy things I deal with every single day. Nope, I did it while...

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Hi Top and Glenn, the chihuahua of roosters

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I sat up all night with Hi Top. I was afraid if I didn’t, she’d die when I wasn’t looking. I can’t think of any metric by which she could be said to be doing well. She’s not doing well. I force fed her some homemade electrolyte solution a few times. Wasn’t prescribed by the vet but I think she’s probably only swallowing half her meds, if that, and I won’t repeat the smelly details on what’s going on with her – it’s in the last post if you’re interested – but there’s no way she’s not dehydrated. I’ve also...

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