Monday, September 22, 2008

New Mailbox

Our old mailbox finally hit the dust. It needed to be replaced when we first moved here, but it was just so cute. It was a red mailbox in the shape of a barn. What you can't see in this picture is how it was held together with duct tape. Also, because of the angle, it was the perfect container to catch rainwater, and soak it up if there was mail in it. The second to last big storm blew the door off, making the above problem even more severe. Hurricane Ike took care of it. The whole post got ripped out of the ground, and pieces of mailbox strewn around.

After about a week without a mailbox, I got a nice shiny black one at Lowes. I picked, what looked like a medium size. It's actually quite big, which will be good, because there are times we don't get the mail for days. I also got some nice big number and letter stickers, so next time people visit our house, they will actually be able to see our house number.

Joe's dad has graciously offered to help me make a sign to dangle above the mailbox. He is a very talented woodworker, and I am looking through patterns of scroll saw designs. It will be so nice!

pictures will follow


Nancy Sabina said...

I thought maybe you were going to paint it - you're so talented. But Dad's scrollwork will be beautiful.

wannabee free said...

that sounds exciting. good job cleaning the road, too. i bet you're not sore you're always in good shape

angela michelle said...

Isn't it fun to take care of things like that. You'll love it every time you pull in your driveway.

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