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Productive but scatter-brained

I've been pretty good the past few days: finished up some holiday baking and got packages in the mail; edited and sent off the Unleashed review with screenshots in the hopes that WG can find a use for it, and even wrote a couple of checks to pay bills, but dang if I haven't just misplaced the stamps I was going to use to send 'em off! I seem to be cursed when it comes to keeping track of stamps. If I don't keep them constantly in the stamp drawer, they disappear into the ether.

I think I'm not going to send holiday cards at this point: it's just too late. *blushes* Besides . . . *mumbles* . . . I can't find the stamps. ;) If I do find 'em, though, maybe I'll actually write real, non-occasion letters to people! I wouldn't hold my breath, though: I found vintage stamps under the seat of my car, circa 1998 or so, I'd guess, so somewhere around 2008 or so I'll relocate the ones I've just lost. :)

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goodjoan
Jan. 6th, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC)
I ended my love hate relationship with stamps and signed up with stamps.com. I send a lot of packages and it lets me print out a mailing label and just tape it on and drop it in my mailbox! Envelopes can either go directly into the printer to get printed, or you can print on some labels and stick those on. They also recently came up with netstamps, special label paper that you print the postage on and slap on the letters. It's not exactly handwritten correspondance but it gets through the mail!! I think they still charge $4.95 a month if you don't spend that much in postage (if you use that much in postage the fee is waived) and there is a cost for the label paper but you can order it all online and never leave the house!! Plus, they send you a sample pack when you sign up and I still have some of that left! I mostly print directly on the envelopes (like I did for my few xmas cards that went to family) or make a mailing label, both of those are free. The best part is never having to wonder if my stamps are current or where the heck they are!!:)
pointedview
Jan. 7th, 2004 09:35 am (UTC)
I really love this idea, but I only send about $2.50 worth of mail each month. Also, our inkjet printer is ancient -- really old! -- and while it works okay for very basic documents, I wouldn't want to push it with anything requiring a graphic or code of any sort, not to mention daring trying to put a label through it. However, after we get a better printer (and believe me, David has been kvetching about this), I think it sounds darned nifty!

The good news is that I found stamps. Not the ones I'd lost this go round, mind you, but a previous lost booklet. I'm not ADD -- I have no problem with keeping up with other small objects, etc. -- I just have a specific stamp issue, it seems. :) Postage issues, as it were. ;)
goodjoan
Jan. 7th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
I finally retired my old printer and got a new lexmark copier/printer/scanner/fax at staples for about $130! It's only drawback is that it's enormous! To it's credit, it does print and scan and copy well in it's enormity

We also have a stamp problem :) I understand. They are so small and thin that they get lost really easily! Even when they have a specific place to live I often can't find them when I need them!
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