Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I Want My Box!

Two years ago we went to Debrecen Hungary to visit my sister and her family while they were living there. None of our suitcases arrived. Kent and KJ's finally showed up after three days while we were still in Budapest but mine was still MIA. The next day we left on the train for Debrecen. I was wearing the same dirty clothes I had on since we left Portland and I was not a happy camper.

Back to the present.... On January 4, I mailed two packages to myself in Oslo thinking how smart I was. KJ and I would both have 5 books each to read, personal training study guides, sketch pads for KJ, a box of our favorite Trader Joe's cookies (Jo-Joes) and the dreaded vitamins. What was I thinking sending calcium, multi and kids vitamins? I think that was a no no. I received the box with KJ's stuffed animals but the box I really want is lost somewhere at the Norwegian Custom's Department. I've been calling them for two days now after we faxed Kent's person number from the post office last Friday.

Debecca, (SP) the custom's officer who has been helping me finally called today and said sorry but I can't find your package. I need to e-mail someone at the post office for more assistance. I thought I was saving money bringing my own vitamins and our own reading material. All, I have now is a headache.

My Hungary story has a happy ending. When we arrived at my sister's apartment. Kent got on the phone with American Express and within 4 days my suitcase was found! They even had it delivered to Debrecen which is miles away from Budapest. Perhaps something magical will happen and my missing package will arrive....

2 comments:

Susan said...

Hello Spauldings! There are only 4 million people in Norway? Really?
Surely they can find your one box!

Hungaryfamily said...

Should I put a couple of books in your valentine box? Course, it may never get there either ...