In defense of the P.O., I have NEVER had a problem with the postal service in all my 72 years of using it. I have sent many many quilts off to various charities and people, plus other items, and never had a problem. All items were delivered on the projected date on the receipt. Yes, the post office is having financial issues, but I also think they are getting a bad rap in general because of a few bad areas that need to be addressed. You guys are bashing them, but think of what you will do without them if/when they fail and what the cost will be for another delivery service.