Monday, January 24, 2011
This post is especially for Kay. She has been contemplating a new mailbox for a long time now, so I thought I'd share our process. Returning from a walk together last Friday, I said to Tom, "We really have to do something about that mailbox." It and the neighbor's were mounted on a wooden post that was about to topple over. The neighbor had recently moved out and the house is in the care of a house sitter, who is not using it. We had talked about getting a locking mailbox, because we've had trouble with mail tampering, and also we often go to Whidbey or some other place for one or two nights, and with a locking mailbox we would not have to have the post office hold the mail. We were not home on Saturday. On Sunday, while I was on the computer, Tom went to Lowes, bought a mailbox and a mounting post, and some cement. By the afternoon he had it installed except for some bolt tightening, which he needed me to help with. We finished it first thing this morning, and received mail in it today. He removed the old box and propped the neighbors up a bit for now. A new owner will have to decide what they want to do.