It’s continuing very quiet around here with the absence of any mail deliveries and most of the usual shipping. I imagine this to be a similar feeling to a sailing vessel in the doldrums, normal routines being made but nothing much happening apart from the creaking of spars and flapping of sails.
It’s strange how the once daily short walk down to the mail box seems so absent from the routine. As does the subsequent, “Now we must deal with this pile.” Usually product orders incoming, assorted bills, customer orders, invoice payment cheques and the inevitable collection of odd and surprising letters.
There is news that the striking union at Canada Post has been legislated back to work over this weekend and sorting should begin again on Monday. Apparently there is more than one union at CP and the members of the other union have been keeping post-offices open for the sale of postage stamps. Ironic. I do hope this won’t threaten the future of small post offices such as Tancook Island.