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Old 04-04-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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How's the mail during the winter? Do you get any? Can I order things off the internet and expect to get them during... let's say... January?

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Old 04-04-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Maine
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We've never missed mail delivery due to weather. But then, we live in town. It might be a different story out in the country.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport Maine
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I'm thinking Maine Writer had to wait a week or so and go pick her mail up at the Post Office because the snow was higher than her mailbox and buried it.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Maine
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We've never had an issue with mail, as long as you are able to keep your mailbox shoveled out and clear of snow you'll get your mail,.... unless a snowplow gets your mailbox!
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Oh PLEASE let me comment on this one! First of all, my mother was totally shocked when she visited from Texas in March that all the roads were clear of snow, and they had no travel issues FROM SNOW. They were worried about driving up here. You'd have thought, listening to her, that they were visiting the remote wilds of Antarctica!

Anyway...........when we arrived, our mailbox had been knocked off it's rocker by the snow plow (a nice neighbor who stopped in to welcome us told us about it). We didn't have the proper tools to fix it, (on the truck somewhere between here and yon) so Brad just picked up the box on it partial post and stabbed in down in the snow. No problem! The next day, the mail was delivered.

As the snow began to melt, it kept falling over. We kept stabbing it deeper and deeper into the snow. It was quite a laugh for us for a couple of weeks. When it was so low to the ground that any normal height person would have had to kneel down to access it, they quit delivering our mail. Damn! He finally had to fix the silly thing!

Next year.....snow plow season.....round two!!
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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We've never had an issue with mail, as long as you are able to keep your mailbox shoveled out and clear of snow you'll get your mail,.... unless a snowplow gets your mailbox!
Yikes!


I'll have to make a mental note that mailboxes in Maine need to be shoveled too.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Maine
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The mailbox needs to be cleared out enough for the mail carrier to get to it.

We use a spaecial cross breed,.. sled dog and moose........ fast and long legged critters..... to deliver the mail.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: some where maine
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How's the mail during the winter? Do you get any? Can I order things off the internet and expect to get them during... let's say... January?

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ok this is right up my alley.
why because im an ol county boy,
in the winter we go weeks with out seeing the mail man,last year we were 9 weeks with out power.the winter before that we had alot of snow and didnt see the mail man for 4 months.we had to snowmobile in to town to the post office.some were stranded so bad that they ran out of food and had to eat their furniture to survive.OK IM KIDDING>
where do you think maine is,at the end of the earth.i have never seen the mail man miss a day.if he dont deliver the mail its one of two things.
he cant get to the mail box witch means i gota go shovel it out so he can.
or i aint got no mail.hope this helps.
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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How's the mail during the winter? Do you get any? Can I order things off the internet and expect to get them during... let's say... January?

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Mail delivery here is good all year round.

Fedex, UPS and one other company that I can't think of right now, all make deliveries every day.

We found that our Netflix does not get returned to the USPS daily if we put it in our mailbox. But our Netflix DVDs do show up right on time in our mailbox everyday.

When we return DVDs we go into town and use a USPS drop-box, instead.

We found that online Netflix shows when they first scan a returning DVD. If a DVD is dropped off at the post office or a USPS drop-box; then Netflix receives it later that day of the following day. Where as if we put it in our mailbox for the carrier it usually takes 10 days to maybe 20 days before it finally gets to the post office, and then the normal delay to get to Netflix.

In the parking lot where my Dw works [and I guess where I work now too] stands a USPS drop-box, so it is easy for either of us to drop all of our outgoing mail there.



We order many things online. And delivery is always fairly quick.

Once an item that I had ordered was delayed, the delivery truck was from out of the area, and our road was 'posted'. It frightened him. So he refused to drive onto our road, and the shipping company had to take that delivery back and send it on a different truck. [that item being delivered was our septic tank that I had bought online]
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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RANGER dude- If you have the furniture, I'll bring the Tabasco sauce. Or you can have some of our habanero peppers that keep going to seed.


I'm trying to clear up any misconceptions that I or other people that I know have. It makes things easier to digest. I'm sure you understand... It's only snowed once or twice in my entire life. OKAY???
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