processing plant has closed down. Mail now gets shipped to Dayton for initial mail sorting, which
makes sure the mail is all upright with the stamp in the upper right hand
corner for cancelling. Then it is shipped back to Cincinnati for the automation machines, which
sorts the mail for the appropriate post office. Dayton
This added a day to the delivery (at least).
But wait. That's not all.
On June 23rd, the automation process is being transferred to
instead of Columbus Cincinnati sending the mail back to Dayton, they'll now send it to . Once the mail has been sorted, then
it will be shipped to Columbus
for delivery. Dayton
This means, when I mail a letter from my house to downtown
, I shouldn't
expect it to get there in less than four days. Four days to travel nine miles. Dayton
I can only assume the volume of mail has reduced so much to cause this "consolidation." Seems like when I have to pay more for postage (of which I believe has increased by a penny today), I should at least get the same or better service, not worse. But hey, maybe that's just me!
Okay, end of rant.
On Saturday I had a wonderful time with the Central Ohio Fiction Writers group as they put on a workshop featuring Donald Maass. That guy is funny! And I learned so much. I'm so glad I was able to attend and I've been able to put some of his processes to work. I love workshops that make me crave writing and this one did just that.
I found out my guest post with the Romancing the Genres Blog will occur on Saturday, February 16th. That is also the day I am to be on a romance writers panel at the Wilmington Stroop branch of the Dayton Metro Library in
And it's my dad's birthday. Popular day, huh? Let's hope I don't go into media overload! Kettering, Ohio
Hope your Monday starts the week off with a blast! I'll be spending some of my time at Time Warner Cable, swapping out our failing DVR and checking into getting a whole house system. Should be fun. Not!