Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mailbox takes a nap

This morning I walked out to find my mailbox like this.  I guess that after standing in the same place for so many years, the mailbox just needed to lie down and take a rest  . . . or maybe someone decided to give it a little push?  Funny thing, my neighbor's mailbox was lying on the ground, too.  We had a day of heavy rain earlier this week and the ground was wet so the good news is that the post was not broken this time.  "This time," you say?  Yep  . . . it happened before a few years back.  If you look closely, you'll see a couple of metal straps around what should be the vertical post.  The last time someone ran through the neighborhood taking down mailboxes, they broke the post.  Rather than replacing it, I decided just to just strap it back together until that person had gotten all this mischief out of their system.  Even years later, I never had replaced the repaired post  . . . and I guess I'm glad that I didn't. 

I don't mean to make light of vandalism but in the scheme of things, this wasn't a big deal.  It took me all of 10 minutes to reset the post back in it's proper place and I decided the police had more important things to do than write-up a report on a simple instance of mischief.  Alas, my mailbox stands up and proud again, ready to receive another handful of catalogs today!


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