But for some reason, drivers don't seem to be able to keep their cars on the (bleeping) road! Now, for the second time, the box, and the neighbor's next to ours, have been wiped out by careless drivers.
The first time, Tom was able to straighten the box out and re-use it. Not this time.
This happened Friday. We had to be gone all day Saturday so we just hung a note on the smashed box for Laurie, our mailman, and she left our mail on the front porch. Late Saturday afternoon Tom bought a new box and got it put up.
Our neighbor didn't replace his with an expensive one. Maybe we shouldn't have either? The driver of the car did come back and pay for the neighbor's box. We weren't around to meet him. Our neighbor said he was a young man with three little kids who really couldn't afford the $40.00 for the neighbor's box.
So even though the bad driver's car took some real punishment, I can't even feel good about that now.
I think I'll leave that piece of broken car there for a while. Maybe at least that driver will slow down and look where he's going.