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Postal woes continue

A package containing important eye medication and blood pressure medication left Unity Pharmacy in Unity on Nov. 7 for the Unity Post Office. From thence it departed the post office at 4:19 p.m. and on Nov. 9 arrived at the USPS Regional Origin Facility in Jersey City, New Jersey at 9:08 a.m.

The next day, Nov. 10, the package left Jersey City and on Nov. 13, at 7:14 a.m. it arrived at a Regional Facility in Springfield, Massachusetts. The following day, Nov. 14, the package departed the Springfield facility and it arrived at the USPS facility in Skowhegan on Nov. 15 at 7:33 a.m. Where it is now is anybody’s guess.

This whole, prolonged trip was for a package that should have arrived in my Waldo mailbox the day after it was sent. Why, then, did the post office choose such a circuitous route?

Needless to say, lack of medication, particularly the eye meds, may well cause my internal eye pressure to rise precipitously. And when that happens it damages the optic nerve, resulting in loss of vision.

The post office indicates that my medications are in transit and so the wait continues. I strongly urge anyone ordering important items such as medications through the mail to think twice about it. Some things, such as prescription medications, are too important to trust in luck. If something like this can happen to me it can happen to you. Don’t let it.

Early freeze-up

While some speak of the current cold wave being unheard of, the same people can’t be very old, or else they would have remembered Novembers in the mid-1960s. I can recall ice skating on Thanksgiving Day back then and the ice was more than adequate to accommodate a party of skaters.

In other weather news, my electric snow blower did remarkably well. Although Waldo only saw about 3 inches of snow, it was enough to put the machine to the test and I’m happy to say, it passed.

Pa’tridge prediction

Although Waldo is awash in deer, I’ve heard few gunshots thus far this season. But this cold wave may see the animals becoming active again.

Also, the season on pa’tridge lasts through December, so after the deer season people such as me can again go out and pursue the king of game birds, the ruffed grouse, or “pa’tridge.”

Weekly quote

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradstreet, 1655