Thursday, February 9, 2012

If It Ain't One Thing It's Another

This must be "Smash Mailboxes in the Neighborhood Week".   It's celebrated about every two years, or so.  We've had ours smashed at least four or five times times, so far.

We replaced the box once, but subsequently we decided it was not worth the expense.  So we've banged out the dents but had to replace the post or parts of the post each time.

Each time the structure gets stronger.  I hope the juvenile delinquents, (a nice old term, don't you think) break an arm the next time they take a baseball bat to our post box.

The expense is only half the annoyance - the other half is the time it takes us to jury-rig what timber we have laying around to fix the darn thing.  Several hours in the cold, with drills, hammer, screwdrivers, socket wrenches, saws-all, bolts, nuts, and various other pieces of hardware.

The result is this lovely "white trash mail box" adding to our curb appeal.

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2 comments:

  1. Get creative. Build a stone edifice, I've seen them before. Make it so they'd need a bulldozer to take it down. Make it hard for them.

    And btw, I'm getting increasingly irritated with Blogger. Can't use my OpenID credentials on any blog that enforces capchas's. I've posted the issue on their forums and yet it still doesn't work. Grrrr!

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  2. I'd build a mailbox that fights back!

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