I’ve sent a few packages abroad lately, and for every single one of them, the shipping cost more than the value of the items being sent. That’s pretty frustrating, but I guess it’s obviously true for the base case of a single sheet of paper, so maybe I can’t complain. And something simple like a cookie or a cigar that is easy to purchase here goes up in value when sent to a place where it can’t be easily purchased. Perhaps my annoyance is irrational.
I received packages of Christmas joy from my Uncles Neil and Steve today. I haven’t opened the wrapped present from Uncle Neil, but I loved the photo attached to it and I thought the envelope was pretty funny.
My scanner doesn’t have drivers yet for my shiny new operating system, so I had to take a photo of the photo he sent.
The sunrise over the water vapor over Lake Superior as seen through our window. December 8, 2007, -8Â° F, Grand Marais, Minnesota
There’s something very intimate about sharing the view out your own window.
Thanks to both uncles for sharing.