I awoke at 7:25am thinking of Gail's lost bead soup. I didn't post on here about it.
Yes, this is LOST. Doesn't your stomach just turn? It was even insured. It got all the way to Kearny(I think NJ) and got marked "Undeliverable". Gail spoke to her post master and they said sometimes this happens if the ink is smudged. So I think to myself, ok I did write her name in scroll text and sometimes my address labels don't like to stick to that recycled envelope paper.... Then I thought some more. Ok so even if BOTH addresses were gone then the insurance number sticker should still be on it, right?
So if the insurance sticker is on it and I call EVERY post office in Kearny someone is bound to have it, right? Even if the whole package got wet inside the beads are in a bag, in bubble wrap and in tissue and my BUSINESS CARD is in there and my GB tags with my web address. So if they opened it I could tell them the contents of the package verbatim to prove it was our long lost package, RIGHT???!!!
I just can't give up yet. It's my ART! It awoke me from a sleep thinking about it. I kinda feel like my beads are like a horcrux(you know like in Harry Potter.). Each one has a bit of my heart and soul inside. I keep thinking it made it ALL the way across the US to get LOST in a city close to Gail. I imagine our package in the post office on a shelf with the other lost packages or maybe it's in one of those huge white bins. I feel like maybe that's where it goes until it can be claimed? God, do they just throw the packages away? Do the postal workers get dibs on the undeliverable ones???!!
If you aren't aware of the process you have to wait 21 days before you can file a claim on the package. We didn't insure the package for it's full value. I don't want the damn money! I want the beads on Gail's bead table getting made into something amazing! That is what I want!! *sigh*
In the mean time sweet, sweet Gail did end up purchasing some of the things that were re-makes of what was in her soup. I added in these and sent another package out.
A NEW design heart focal in the "Ancient Tablet" series style, NEW 2 winged-heart buttons, some "Cream Rainbow Ribbon" spacers and some extras from the other beads I made, along with another piece of sari silk.
I am happy to say that these beads DID make it! This time around I shipped priority, added insurance and delivery conformation!
Well thanks for listening to my rant. I hope everyone else's packages made it safe and sound.
Have a wonderful holiday!