Last Saturday, the dude and I brought boxes and boxes to the post office to send things to our European friends and family. We got a heaping helping of bad news. The P.O. has discontinued surface mail. On some level--the level where gifts I send in October show up in March--this is good news. On another level I spent over $200 sending about $150 worth of crap to England.
Next year everyone's getting gift certificates to amazon.co.uk.
This also means that, in the future, anything that doesn't fit in an envelope isn't being shipped to my European stitching friends. Sorry, gals.