At this rate you could probably get one of the $99 Norweigan Air
flights from upstate NY and go pick it up yourself!

Good luck, hope you get it back.

On Tue, 2018-03-06 at 08:09 -0500, The Professor wrote:
> I just found out my bag (and my radios) actually went all the way to 
> Helsinki, Finland. Apparently, they're on the way back to me,
> hopefully. 
> I have a tracking number...
> 
> On 3/5/2018 7:36 PM, The Professor wrote:
> > I got an email this afternoon saying that they "just brought the 
> > suitcase to a local UPS place and had them see if they could box
> > it 
> > and send it ASAP to New York." Which does sound good, but the
> > email 
> > didn't mention if it had actually been shipped from Germany yet. I 
> > asked her to assure me that everything was still intact. Haven't
> > heard 
> > back yet. But I don't feel inclined to send back this suitcase I
> > ended 
> > up with (luckily I only have to send it to Philly and not to
> > Germany) 
> > until I get the tracking number for mine, and then confirm it.
> > 
> > On 3/5/2018 12:29 AM, The Professor wrote:
> > > First I want to say it was great to be back at the Winterfest,
> > > and an 
> > > honor to spend time with all of you. Camaraderie beyond compare. 
> > > Y'all know what I mean. I won't say much more. Thank you. That
> > > last 
> > > session of shortwave memories was really something.
> > > 
> > > Now the downside, at least for now. I already posted something
> > > about 
> > > his on facebook, where I guess I don't wanna say much more about
> > > it 
> > > there. But through a strange and unexpected turn of events at the
> > > end 
> > > of a bus out of Philadelphia, my bag is now in Germany, and I
> > > have a 
> > > very similar looking bag full of a stranger's sweaters and
> > > Doritos 
> > > and cookies, and my grand prize from the raffle and a number of 
> > > important items of mine ended up with somebody leaving the
> > > country.
> > > 
> > > The woman who bought the ticket for this German traveler has
> > > assured 
> > > me that my suitcase will be shipped back to me as soon as
> > > possible. I 
> > > hope that's true. But these are strangers, and this is a strange 
> > > situation. At this point, I don't know what to expect. Whatever 
> > > happens, I will post on this list and let you all know.
> > > 
> > > Meanwhile, thanks for the memories of this weekend. I'll say this
> > > - 
> > > Rich, and John, all of you, even if I've lost my prize, along
> > > with my 
> > > prized GE portable that was in that bag, and everything else,
> > > this 
> > > last weekend will remain a prized moment in time for me, despite
> > > all 
> > > that. Still, I'm sad (Remember the Yardbirds?), and frankly
> > > stressed. 
> > > But again thank you, for the good times.
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