During the last year there was a trial of a Tracker system for recording packages. The idea was that we printed out a label which contained a barcode. This could be read with a scanner as soon as the package arrived in South Africa, and this triggered an automatic email so that we knew the items had arrived. A great system but it has never come into full use. I don't know why - apparently there was a glitch and it doesn't seem to have been resolved. Since last July when it began I have sent over 100 (nearer 200) packets and I received emails for one sent in July and then another couple in November. Since then nothing although I do still use the labels because they're neat and I live in hope. I would love this system to become operative as it is reassuring to receive an immediate email but I am sure that the packages do arrive although the recording and listing takes a long time. Your name will appear on a squares list eventually but I do understand your anxiety.
It was wise of you to have the double mastectomy, especially with your family history. It is sad that your sister had to suffer. I'm pleased to hear that you don't need any further treatment. Our neighbour had the same procedure a few years ago and she is fine and has her regular check-ups.
Did you read that Britt had some good news....though the doctor will be keeping an eye on her, just in case.
I would love to see pictures of the squares you made. 58 + is quite a number ! I was glad to share the wool as I knew you would make the squares in good time. Which means more blankets now that winter is approaching in South Africa. Although I see from the weather network that a snow/rain storm is coming your way (again )
Postal costs for incoming parcels has risen alarmingly since mid-April
because of a new rule that ALL overseas parcels attract the customary
handling fee and that has been increased to R51.50 PER PARCEL[$3.74USD]. for June figures click :