Wednesday, July 29, 2020

tsuiseki yubin

In the early part of July, I received my absentee ballot.

Since the mail is still wonky between the US and Japan, I sent it back to Hawaii with my vote the next day as I figured it would take some time to get to Hawaii, if it even made to Hawaii.

Well, it made it (quickly) to California...and then all communication stopped...gah!

A neat thing is the receipt I received after sending it tsuiseki yubin which is literally "tracking post/mail".

They scan the to and from areas on the envelope and it is printed on the receipt.

This way of sending mail is a little more expensive, but at least I can keep an eye on it through the tracking system of the US Post website.

Hopefully it is not in California and is on its way to Hawaii...


KirkK said...

Love the postage systems......sheesh...

K and S said...

Kirk, and it looks like the US postal system may get privatized too, that will hamper mail even more :(

Take care!

Rowena said...

why on earth does it need to go to California is what I'm wondering.

K and S said...

Rowena, dunno why it needs to go to California first, but once when I was planning a trip to Hawaii, going to California and then to Hawaii was cheaper than direct...weird.

Take care!