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#211 Illinoismom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 15, 2014 - 4:53 pm

well I know mine was delivered last week



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Posted Dec 16, 2014 - 5:33 am

I was on my way out the door with my DH to eat lunch before I had to go to work. He says "I can't believe you just walked past the stack of packages". I didn't see them lol. In the stack was my SS gift! So I opened it right away (I don't know how you guys wait till xmas lol). Inside was a NY Yankees blanket, an adorable penguin ornament (I love penguins), a box of Andes candies (which I'm hiding from everyone else) and a gift card for Chick-fil-A which was promptly used when we went to lunch :D Thank you so much to my SS!! I love it all :wub:

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Posted Dec 16, 2014 - 7:36 pm

So sorry to my OE person I forgot to post this.  THANK YOU   THANK YOU  THANK YOU!!!

 

I got my favorite chocolates (already eaten lol), cross stitch to do after the holidays, a makeup kit (my Daughter confiscated it) and a NAVY ornament for my tree.  My Son went to Navy Boot Camp in August and is now in A-school. He will be here for Xmas on Saturday. Returns to SC January 2nd.  Cannot wait for him to see the tree.

 

Thank you again. Merry Christmas!!

 

 

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Posted Dec 17, 2014 - 4:09 am

As promised  Here are the pictures from my very generous Secret Santa!  (I won't make anyone scroll back a few pages for the original email!)  Thanks again to my Secret Santa!

 

Unfortunately,  I lost the holiday socks and 1/2 the chocolates to my mother...but she is very happy!! 

 

 

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Posted Dec 17, 2014 - 4:22 am

Posting for my 84 year old mother as she does not understand attachments etc.

 

She is very happy with all her gifts and says "Thank you again Secret Santa!"

 

She received 2 colorful shirts that she cannot wait for warmer weather to wear.  Plus some chocolate (which is now gone and she is eating mine!!!) and a coffee mug that matcher her new shirts!  (Talk about being color co-ordinated!)

 

UNFORTUNATELY ---  we found one last gift on the bottom of the SS box that mom is NOT happy about.   She as that  "In the future, please tell my secret santa not to sent me any more bugs!!"     :gdbees:     (Mom is not a fan of bugs...alive or dead.  Thank goodness it was not a spider!  I would have really heard it then!!!)  :gdangry4:

 

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Posted Dec 17, 2014 - 5:28 am

Ah, but the bug is a bonus... Just kidding, I wouldn't be happy to find one either. I'm quite sure, however, that your sender didn't realize it was in there.

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Posted Dec 17, 2014 - 4:28 pm

I wish mine would say if she got hers. I know it wasn't delivered to her home since no one was there to get it.


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Posted Dec 17, 2014 - 7:28 pm

I'll look into it tomorrow when I have more time after work.

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Posted Dec 18, 2014 - 3:48 pm

I see no progress on the package but your person has been sent a mail so we will see.

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Posted Dec 18, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Ok



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Posted Dec 18, 2014 - 6:35 pm

I recieved my OE but nothing from SS :(

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Posted Dec 18, 2014 - 8:31 pm

I recieved my OE but nothing from SS :(



aawwww. I sure it will show up at your door soon !!

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Posted Dec 19, 2014 - 6:39 am

MIA package, we're getting on it... I know it was sent. What happened to it after it arrived is a mystery. Hopefully it is found before Christmas.

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Posted Dec 19, 2014 - 8:59 am

Tracking Number: 9534600005644338000107
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December 9, 2014 , 5:31 pm

Notice Left (No Secure Location Available)

RIVERVIEW, FL 33578 

 

We attempted to deliver your item at 5:31 pm on December 9, 2014 in RIVERVIEW, FL 33578 and a notice was left because no secure delivery location was available. You may arrange redelivery by visiting http://www.usps.com/redelivery or calling 800-ASK-USPS, or may pick up the item at the Post Office indicated on the notice. If this item is unclaimed after 15 days then it will be returned to the sender. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.

December 9, 2014 , 7:37 am

Out for Delivery

RIVERVIEW, FL 33569 

December 9, 2014 , 7:27 am

Sorting Complete

RIVERVIEW, FL 33569 

December 9, 2014 , 7:19 am

Arrived at Post Office

RIVERVIEW, FL 33569 

December 8, 2014 , 9:48 am

Arrived at USPS Facility

JACKSONVILLE, FL 32099 

December 7, 2014 , 4:41 am

Departed USPS Facility

WARRENDALE, PA 15095 

December 6, 2014 , 7:20 pm

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

WARRENDALE, PA 15095 

December 5, 2014 , 5:44 pm

Departed Post Office

MISHAWAKA, IN 46544 

December 5, 2014 , 1:47 pm

Picked Up

MISHAWAKA, IN 46544 

December 4, 2014 , 8:38 pm

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MISHAWAKA, IN 46544



#225 Spice9195  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 19, 2014 - 9:04 am

I can't do the redelivery because it wants your phone and email address. I guess if you don't pick it up within the next 5 days they send it back to me and I won't be able to mail it back.



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Posted Dec 19, 2014 - 9:47 am

I recieved my OE but nothing from SS :(


It's waiting at your post office :)

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Posted Dec 19, 2014 - 5:15 pm

I am off tomorrow. I will stop at the post office. Very odd. We live in a house and someone is home at all times.
I scheduled re delivery and asked they leave it at the door

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Posted Dec 20, 2014 - 5:13 pm

Still staring at my box... Just a few more days till I open it! Living by myself means this is the only present under my tree. :)


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Dec 20, 2014 - 9:36 pm

Then I guess we will all have to sit here and stare with you!

 

::Staring until bug-eyed at present::  :eek: 



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Posted Dec 21, 2014 - 1:06 pm

I just wanted to thank my SS for the wonderful gift that came! I have been feeling down this week in pain after the surgery and someone went to the post office and my box was there :) I opened it to find peppermint scented candle, soap, lotion and body wash :) oh it lifted my spirits into a Christmas mood. I've even ordered a couple last minute gifts online since it sparked my Christmas mood again! Thank You!!!Attached File  ImageUploadedByGottaDeal1419195917.704593.jpg   63.45KB   17 downloads

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Posted Dec 22, 2014 - 2:41 pm

I would like to give a special thanks to our very own Chief Elf, you are absolutely amazing and we all are blessed to have you & The firm of Shi Shi's as our GD family !!!!


I wish you & the firm a Merry Jolly Christmas !
Thank you for all you do !!!!

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Posted Dec 23, 2014 - 7:35 am

I also would like to thank our Chief Elf and her amazing firm.  Thank you for all the time and energy you put into this exchange and know that it is greatly appreciated.  Merry Christmas to our Chief Elf, her helpers, the participants, and all our GD family.

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Posted Dec 24, 2014 - 12:58 pm

I can't wait to post the lists tomorrow. Has everyone received?

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Posted Dec 24, 2014 - 1:18 pm

Well, I wasn't able to hold off until Christmas before opening my SS package.  After a long couple of weeks I finally took a few  minutes to myself and thought why not, let's open that gift!  A huge thank you to my SS.  I received three Wilton bakeware pans, a Hotmocs neck gaiter, Hotmocs beanie and an adorable decorative door mat!!!e pans

The bakeware pans will be put to use shortly.  The Hotmocs are perfect, living in Central NY it can get a bit chilly to say the least. And the door mat is in place (with specific instructions that none is to step on it...lol)

Thank you again, your thoughtfulness is appreciated.

 

And a big thank you to Chief Elf and the team as well.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



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Posted Dec 24, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Merry Christmas thank you to chief elf my SS and my OE person. I loved everything and hope all my fellow gotta dealers have a wonderful safe and happy holidays.

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Posted Dec 24, 2014 - 4:46 pm

::Still staring until bug-eyed at Wittenlover's present::  :eek:

 

Is it time yet?!?!  Is it time yet?!?!?!



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Posted Dec 24, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Well I revisited the post office and after an investigation it was delivered to the wrong address. The carrier was able to retrieve and rede liveried tonight. Thank you ss I love everything :)

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Posted Dec 24, 2014 - 6:21 pm

::Still staring until bug-eyed at Wittenlover's present:: :eek:

Is it time yet?!?! Is it time yet?!?!?!


Ha! Not quite yet! Hauled the box to my dad's place. Will open it in the morning when I give him his gift!

For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Dec 24, 2014 - 7:52 pm

OMG!!!  This waiting is like ......  FOREVER!!!!



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Posted Dec 25, 2014 - 6:06 am

I opened my box this morning! Many thanks to my SS! In my box, I found a Hershey's Candy Cane bar (yummy! One of my Christmas favorites!), a box of Andes mints (yay!!!), some Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix (gonna save this for when it gets really cold), three whisks (yay!!! I needed some new ones!), and a whole candy cane full of great toys for my kitty babies. So fun!

As always, many thanks to chief elf for organizing another great set of exchanges this year!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

NASCAR fan (particularly JGR pit crews - many friends there), diehard UM Wolverine fan, animal lover, car girl, cookie baker, singer, bargain hunter. Yep. That about covers it. lol :cool:

 





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