Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
I've Almost Used Up All My Old First-Class Stamps
I had to put postage on 32 envelopes, and I didn't have a single current-rate first-class stamp. So I used 41-, 37-, 34-, 33-, 32- and 29-cent stamps plus 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-centers to make up the difference. Unfortunately, I didn't plan very well ahead, so I ended up having to put a bunch of 1-centers on some. The winner: nine stamps on my credit card bill. The grand total: 135 stamps.
No, as a matter of fact, I don't get out much. ;-)
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 11:31 PM
When I have old stamps, once they get to be more than a couple of years old, I figure the money I'd save by using them up precisely to the penny was long ago squandered anyway on not shopping carefully, overpaying a parking meter, buying a drink I didn't really need, or what have you, so I just slap them on randomly, only ensuring that I have enough to cover the current rate. For example, right now I know I have a couple $.34s around that are temporarily mislaid, and when I come across them, I'll just use two of them and not worry over that wasted $.26.
But hey, some people enjoy the challenge in something like that! ;-)
So anyway, buy some forever stamps, and you'll never have to worry about it again. I do that even though I like to buy "pretty" current rate stamps for regular use, so that if I keep a small supply of forevers around, I'll always have a usable stamp come what may.
On October 1, 2008 6:04 AMRachel Piersonwrote... When I went to the post office to get some more stamps, I got some pretty ones to use, and some of the forever ones. I nearly said, "and I'll take some of those eternal stamps." I caught myself at the last minute, but I'll bet the clerk wondered about that funny smile on my face.
On October 3, 2008 9:23 AMKarenwrote... Mine was an eight stamper and the envelope was small...I'm disappointed to come in second behind a credit card bill.
On October 3, 2008 10:36 AMValerie (Kyriosity)wrote... That's funny...you were intended to be the winner, as I addressed the invitations in alpha order, and then stamped them in reverse order, but then I found the bill. You get the prize for the invitation with the most, though!