After mailing all of my documents to Korea on Monday, I am surprised how quickly everything has been received and the rapid turnaround time. Jinny, my recruiter, received them yesterday and sent them on to my school for verification. She said I should receive my Visa "PIN" by next Friday! Once received, I will drive down to Atlanta to the Korean Consulate to get the visa stamped into my passport. From there, I buy my plane ticket to Seoul!
Compare this to the ship time of my Kindle, ordered on Sept 29. It was shipped Oct. 2 to be received Oct. 4. I had put in a mail forwarding order to the USPS (yes, two months after I moved here), and that somehow CONFUSED the USPS, even though they have been delivering my mail at this address since July! Thus, when FedEx dropped my package to the USPS (why Amazon would transfer packages between shippers is beyond me!!) on Thurs Oct 3 here in my hometown, it should have been delivered the next day. But since the USPS was confused, they lost the package, sent it back to their main sorting facility in Virginia, then back to this state and now it's an hour away in Asheville. It might be here by Monday. The USPS had my package here and then sent it to another state. That makes sense doesn't it? The point is, I sent a package to Korea on Monday afternoon, it arrived Weds in Seoul (Thurs in Korea). A package is sent via USPS and gets sent everywhere but here for 10 days. Go figure.