The Power of a PO Box

Yet another step in the planning process is complete! Abet an easy step, but one that needed doing.

After a quick trip through US Postal Service website, I now have all the information on what’s required to set-up a post office box. Soon that little metal door will be mine! MWHAHAHA!

Achem, yes, moving on…

I don’t actually need the box yet, so I’ve added a reminder on my schedule to open a USPS Post Office box on November 1st, in anticipation of starting my side-business on January 1st 2012.

For $44.00 I will get a year’s worth of security for my incoming payments and packages, the professional image that a PO Box provides for home businesses, and the knowledge that the loonies on the internet won’t know where I live.

Can I stress how important that last one is?

The world is fun of wonderful, nice, kind, caring people… and a small handful of lunatics. While the chances are remote that some sociopath will run into me online and then take it upon themselves to run into me offline, it’s not a chance worth taking.

Not when that bit of protection costs roughly four bucks a month. (And a trip to the Post Office three times a week.)

If only the rest of the things I need in place before January were this easy!

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!