I retired 2.5 years ago from the postal service after 38.9 years as a letter carrier. I had a few snowbirds that wanted their good mail forwarded and their bulk mail held till they returned in the spring, which I did for them cause I'm such a nice guy.
They would have someone (family, friend, neighbor) stop in every few weeks to get what was there so it wouldn't pile up.
You can pay for priority forwarding if you want you mail badly. All your mail is held and then put into a priority box and mailed to you each week.
How we will handle it: Talk to postmaster if gone for more than 30 days. Authorise in writing, to have someone pick up held mail each week, take my stamps, envelopes, and bill addresses and phone numbers with us. We pretty much know what and when bills are due each month.
Waiting for Earl to tell us, they have rolled our chassis in he back door.
Your letter carrier is working long hours trying to get all those fruitcakes from Aunt Flo delivered on time, and have you noticed how early it is getting dark these days?
Be nice to your letter carrier this Christmas, they really appreciate it!
My Best and Merry Christmas to all,
Hope to see ya on the road next year,
Bill and Karen Graser