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Monday, August 24, 2009

The Diplomatic pouch

the cards was mailed Aug6 and it get to us Aug24.

The three of us had our PPD shots today...and I also got my HEP A and HEP B. The duty driver came and got Claire and I around 1pm and took us to the Embassy. But...its not only the shots we got today but also four boxes, two small envelopes, and two letters all from the US! Thanks Mom! We're still not sure of the real "schedule" of how the mail works, since we only get mail once a week on Monday. I like shopping online much more now cause if you want quality stuff and you cant get it here. They dont even have a department store or a mall, most of their clothes are tailored. I still have a couple of boxes that didnt make it today but I tracked it online and said it was recieved on dock at Dulles last tuesday. Hmmm..We'll figure it out!


Happy Wanderers said...

Hi!! I can tell you how pouch works... :) The people at the Dulles address pack up everything to send to us on Tuesday morning. So, if it gets there before a Tuesday, it will be shipped out that week. Then, it's out by Wednesday/Thursday, sent on a plane, gets to Yaounde on Sunday and is distributed on Monday. If there is a Monday holiday, everything gets backed up a week or so. You actually get used to it all after awhile. But I will tell you, that I recommend starting your Christmas shopping now. They get TERRIBLY backed up come end of November/December. It's really bad. If you don't start sending stuff Sept/Oct, you may not get it until Jan/Feb! It's crazy. But, it makes you really happy to get your mail!! :)

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