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November 28th, 2008

Friday: Postcards!

I am sending two postcards today, one to Germany, one to Austria... and I used my very last international stamps! (I'm hoping the stamps I ordered last weekend will arrive today!)

I really enjoy PostCrossing. And I will soon get up to the next level of sending...

As a newbie, I can only send out five postcards at a time. Each time a receiver registers the postcard I sent, I am able to get a new address to send to.

After you've got 20 postcards sent, you're allowed to have six postcards out at a time! The next level after that is 40 postcards (for seven at a time).

I've now got 18 of my postcards registered.

In the last couple of weeks I was worried that I would never get to 20 because several of my postcards got stuck. One of the first postcards I sent out never arrived, and at two months it finally "expired". And then three more of my postcards got stuck!

But the other day, one of the stuck postcards got registered after 25 days of traveling, so that makes me happy. I've just got the two now that have been traveling for over a month.

PostCrossing says that the average traveling time is 15.7 days. Most of my postcards take from 7 to 15 days...

It'll probably be a week or two before I hit the 20 postcard level. But if those stuck postcards would just get unstuck, I would have 20 right now!