Friday, February 16, 2007

I Live on Hope Street


I just noticed that I did not start a Good Things report for this week. It hasn’t been a bad week at all, just very, very busy. Classes started at university this week. Lots to do. Lots of lost students finding their way around the arts complex. Just call me information central.

I have one more box to mail to Afghanistan and will do that either Saturday or Monday. I’m thinking of sending this one UPS rather than USPS. I’ve been requesting tracking so that I can determine when a particular box leaves the country. I’ve since learned that tracking is 100% dependent on someone at the receiving end scanning the tracking number into the system. No scan, no record to track. Not great service for something you pay for. Two never got scanned. Five were. And only ONE indicates that it left from the New Jersey APO departure point and that one was sent two weeks ago.

At this point, I must remind myself to continue to take it on faith that this will come together for Frida. So many good people offered so much for these kids. I simply have to keep reminding myself that I knew this would take time and the end result might be a little iffy. I still live on Hope Street though so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

7 comments:

diana said...

Oh I can imagine that it will be a l-o-n-g journey to Afghanistan... but oh so worth it. Its a learning curve Annie. Look at how many of us you were able to
pull together to send ripples to a war torn area.

Gypsy Purple said...

What a lovely thing you are doing....have faith this will be rewarded and honoured

Ally Bean said...

Boy, that is difficult to not know for sure if the items are making it to the other side of the world. Keep trying, say a prayer, light a candle... but you know all of this and are doing it already, I'm sure.

Jone said...

Hope and faith are what we need in this journey. You are doing a wonderful thing.

Star said...

Your efforts will be appreciated whenever they arrive. Sometimes the gift is in the giving. It will be a bonus for the children when they arrive.

paris parfait said...

Nothing moves quickly in the Middle East! But as you said, living on Hope Street is a positive thing! And I bet those packages will eventually find their way to their destinations.

susanna said...

Hey, I didn't know that you were sending parcels to Frida! That's really nice of you. Let me know for next time, OK? :)