Well, my day started out pretty good. I sold something over at Skyland Drive and I was getting it in the mail. I went to put it in the mailbox and I noticed it was leaning. Then when I looked out the window I saw this.
Yeah. It just fell over. I’m guessing someone hit it. #3 son said it wasn’t him.
So, I did a little digging to see if I could get the rest of the post out.
Because as usual, my husband is out of town. It never fails. I’d say he’s gone about 90% of the time when something breaks. The dryer, the car battery, the computer, the gigantic roach. Okay, the roach wasn’t exactly broken but I HAD TO KILL IT!
So anyway, I was hitting all sorts of rocks. Big rocks. I don’t know how it was even put there in the first place. I was fearing that there was cement.
So, I waited until the boy got home from school and I let him do some digging. He got down further but wasn’t feeling the bottom. Then we found this.
I think it was the post from the original metal box. Who knows.
I looked up the installation for this mailbox and it said to use a 48 inch 4x4 and 40 inches was what broke off. So I didn’t think it could be that far down.
But boy was I wrong.
The boy ended up taking an ax to the stump to try to break it up.
He loosened it up enough and was able to pull it up out of the hole.
And pull some more.
All 40 some odd inches of it! They had buried it almost 4’ deep!
So, off to Home Depot I went for a new 4x4. I had them cut it to 7’ so we could just slide it back into the original hole. It seems a little higher now. Oh well, it’s in now.
I forgot to take an after picture but you know, it’s just a mailbox.
It was 7pm by the time I got back from HD and the boy was hungry.
Hey, I had to look at plants and stuff.
I hope nothing else breaks before hubby gets home.