Today a package arrived from Canada.
A pack arrived today, and I feel not only good, I feel just fine...
This pack ended up with a special story just to come…
Sometimes to send a pack is just to deliver it at the post office and then the receiver go and pick it up, but this time the Danish post company had other plans, the decided that the pack should have a value, and so I would have to pay 100 dollar to receive it in taxes! After a talk with Randy we decided to tell them to go and look in the darkness, and that we wanted them to take the pack in and open it to see they were wrong.
And so time started to tick:
2011/09/20 18:58 EDMONTON Item processed at postal facility
2011/09/21 13:02 VILLE ST-LAURENT International item has left Canada
05:30 International shipment has arrived in the destination country
2011/09/23 12:43 Item has been sent to customs in the destination country
12:42 International item arrived in destination country
2011/09/26 10:30 International item released from Customs to Foreign Postal Administration
2011/09/27 17:44 2923, Denmark Item on hold at postal facility to verify address of recipient
08:07 2920, Denmark Item arrived at postal facility. Item on hold.
07:51 2920, Denmark Item has been received at the delivery office in the destination country
2011/10/10 11:51 2923, Denmark Item redirected to recipient’s new address
2011/10/27 the pack was delivered at MaFe’s house!
Or short: almost a month to get a pack that took three days to ship from Canada to Denmark – that is madness!
We claim to live in a wonderful modern country here in Denmark, and the truth is that even the old Soviet states are more effective these days, that is really impressive – lol.
But being stubborn helped, at the end it came here with no extra taxes no tickets no charges extra, so it paied of to wait.
But look at this face! Yes sometimes waiting makes the finale even sweeter.
This box sure was!
For a man who usually find his wood in the street in the form of old pallets, parasols and furniture’s that can be torn apart and given new life – to receive this pack was like a trip into nature itself, and just the colors and textures almost made me breathless, wauuu I will treasure this.
You can see in the background my wonderful espresso, homemade jam and Berliners (the Danish).
And look what little treasures that showed up in the box also, these will have to find a home in a fine little box one of these days.
Our LJ buddy Dennis had come from his Island yesterday and crashed on my living room floor last night, so he was the photographer, and we went to bed much too late this is why I look a little tired on the photo above.
Little notes on some of the wood and even a wonderful shave of walnut tree.
And yes I read the notes and look forward to cut, but took a peak sneak dip with my nose.
Randy JUSTFINE I am so happy for this wonderful pack, and the fact that it has traveled from you to me, and even had to go through so much to get here just makes me treasure it even more, so that was one of those gifts we call PRICELESS.
Thank you so much, I will think careful before I use and, and will do all I can to make beautiful things out of these treasures, treasures with a wonderful story.
All the best of my thoughts here from Denmark, the last country on the planet that are able to use more than a month to transport a pack five kilometers inside its own borders – laugh.
And finally a warm thought and a big smile to you and the whole family especially the little new member,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.