I FINALLY got my box shipped off today. I had to sneak away from work for an hour to go to the post office, which is not conveniently located. I stood in line for another 15 minutes while filling out customs forms, 2 of them because I didn't know which one to fill out, trying to use my wallet as a writing surface because I was not going to fill out the form at the counter and then get in to the line. Then when I get up front the postal worker tells me that I only had to fill out one customs form and that I need to write the address on my box. I had left the address off of the box because I was going to ship online but that didn't work out. I forgot that the customs form is extra, they don't look at it for the address. Actually, I remember now, 2 years ago when I shipped a box to Hungary, it came back to me a week later. The postal worker had attached the customs slip over the "to" address. So they sent it to me. Luckily the woman at the post office was understanding and didn't charge me another $30 for shipping.
Speaking of shipping costs, I really need to find lighter presents to ship. I should be buying tiny diamond jewelry as gifts rather than buying the large inexpensive gifts that I bought and then have to pay $35 in shipping! Now there's a thought.