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Marriage, Neighbors

(Not really) Wordless Wednesday — Mail Call

You’ll remember our mailbox looked like this a few weeks ago, following a driving mishap by one of our neighbors.

Monday found our mailbox down and out. Someone had backed into it overnight, snapping the post in two. A new post will be installed today, but in the meantime, the Vaneches are nothing if not resourceful. And yes, of course Catherine is embarrassed!

Monday found our mailbox down and out. Someone had backed into it overnight, snapping the post in two. A new post will be installed today, but in the meantime, the Vaneches are nothing if not resourceful. And yes, of course Catherine is embarrassed!

Here’s how it looks now, after the installation of a new post and a spanking new mailbox, which Basil affixed yesterday. The thing on the top is a solar light — a nice addition that I’m sure will come in handy, especially when the Halloween revelers come calling.

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As soon as dusk falls every night, Basil is at the front door, hollering, “My light is on.”

(It’s quite obviously time for him to find work.)

As for why he bought a white mailbox to replace the hunter-green one chosen long ago to match our shutters, he said he was trying to match the gutters.

Then he added: “And so you can see it when you’re driving down the street.”

Hard to argue with that logic.

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

Discussion

8 thoughts on “(Not really) Wordless Wednesday — Mail Call

  1. Why didn’t he get the light that spins so it will look like a beacon of light from a lighthouse.

    Posted by John Pontillo | August 7, 2013, 10:59 am
  2. Love it. Sometimes a little accident is a great blessing. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend.

    Posted by Kelly Blackwell | August 2, 2013, 11:34 pm
  3. Your new mailbox looks great, happy WW!

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    Posted by jennp6 | August 1, 2013, 9:32 am
  4. Love the idea of the solar light; I might just have to steal that one! Good job, Basil!

    Posted by momshieb | July 31, 2013, 7:28 am

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