Friday, October 12, 2012

Online Fun... and a little geography!

As you know, I shipped Henry's robot suit off to him on Tuesday, October 9th.  It was mailed from the post office in Carthage, NC.   I like to do the Click-n-Ship thing via the USPS website.  Not only do you save a bit by printing out your own label, you don't have to wait in line at the post office..... AND you get free tracking!

Neither my hometown or Carthage is indicated on this map... but Southern Pines is.  I'm a 5-minute drive from Southern Pines... so I underlined it in purple for your viewing convenience!

Henry lives with his parents and older brothers in Wilmington, NC.... on the coast.   I've underlined that in green.

Wednesday morning, I checked online and found that the package had arrived in Fayetteville at the sorting facility at 6:34pm Tuesday.   Not bad...  Henry should have the robot suit Wednesday evening!

I checked tracking again Wednesday night... and there was no update.... like "out on delivery" or "delivered"....  puzzling.

Well, Thursday morning, I checked.... and guess where the package was???   

Yes!  The package was in Asheville, NC.... four hours west of here and five hours west of Fayetteville!    *lol*

By Thursday evening, the package had left the facility in Asheville....  en route to Wilmington!

Are we having fun yet?    *lol*   Henry's robot suit is certainly going to be well traveled!

I also like the "snipping tool" on my computer so I can show you the actual info obtained from the USPS site.  Please note that "expected delivery" was October 10, 2012.

It's not a big deal.... the robot suit will be there in plenty of time for Halloween.    I just love me some online fun!


  1. Wow, that is a convoluted route! I mailed a package from here in Utah on Tuesday afternoon. Got word Thursday that it had reached it's destination--in Maine!! Go figure.

  2. Hello,

    It has gone on a Contiki tour!!!

    Hope the parcel arrives soon.

    Happy days.

  3. I've found delivery differences between Post Office locations that I use, even though they are just a few towns apart. The office 2 blocks from where I work is excellent for getting packages straight to their destination. But the one in my town doubles back just like your package did. Sometimes it makes you wonder what the logic is!

    It's good that you sent it so early. I'll bet he can't wait to wear it!

  4. Freda, you always make me laugh!!!! Isn't it amazing how the mail travels!!! Never ceases to amaze me what "people" think up!!! I'm sure Henry will love his suit!! You did an awesome job (sorry for not commenting on those posts!!) When are you going to make your "Super Grandma Suit"!!LOL

    Have a great day!

  5. That is a very strange, convoluted route from Point A to Point B!

  6. So does this mean that if I mailed myself in a box to somewhere, I get to see the rest of the country on the way and back again? Nay, probably not. If they planned a logical route for packages, it would make too much sense and we know that is not the case. I love the new definition for nerd.....that I could take!

  7. That was interesting. Wonder how a package travels going across the country.

  8. Thanks for the geography lesson! Fascinating to me in Scotland. Oh and maybe your USPS need to take a look at a map to get the quickest route between two points! :oD

  9. Wauw, this suit saw something of the world before he arrived at Henry's house.
    I'm curious if he has exiting things to tell about his journey:o)
    Greetings Roos

  10. Can you believe that? I'm glad it didn't get lost anywhere along its trek across the Old North State!

  11. It's just good that you allowed plenty of time.

  12. I live in Wilmington, Ive traveled to Southern Pines, and I thought our GPS was a little mixed up for the trip!