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86 and sunny, hope all enjoy(ed) your 3rd or 4th.
I can only suggest what a friend on highway did, concrete base filled with sand, and rebar set in more concrete to hold base of mail post wooden .
He is a welder for truck frames so, made a 3’ long semi truck suspended by chains from wood post which sits at mail truck height. Post in pressure treated 4x4 replaceable for rot.
His mailbox has been hit by DOT trucks, snow plows, etc and nothing has dented it, as yet.🤣
Kids learned not to touch his mailbox with baseball bats or fireworks it’s indestructible😇, and everything its been hit with flies back into what hit it, 20-30 lb mailbox can do damage🤣
Accidental strikes it just swings back into original position, courtesy of the chain. He installed everything in 1983 when he bought house and will probably outlast everyone.
The Post was replaced once last year it rotted out, he replaced the post and it’s back to normal.
@FrozenoemI did not realize it was Chelli in the picture. Nice that you get updates, keeps you from worrying? 😊
@catwoman500 Update on the mailbox. It looks like it was run over or rather flown by/over, this time from left side of street . This is the 2nd time in about 5 years. The first time my neighbor found a woman (on drugs I think) across the street kind of in the ditch. She was not hurt but my mail box was gone as well as the speed limit sign close to it. Neighbor did not notice so I had to buy the stuff for a new one. AND I have to do it again. There is a higher embankment after passing my mailbox/driveway. Wonder how the vehicle fared with that.
Very hot here, 90 yesterday and today. Wishing for the mountains and the homestead. The mailbox is in the cul de sac there and is undisturbed and intact in the 5 years since the previous owner passed. AND the neighbors like us and look forward to us being there. Not always the case in a country neighborhood. I desperately want to move sometimes.
@LydiaN586309 Good one about Frosty there!
Good Morning, Porch Peeps!
Happy Fourth of July!
I'm back...The mysterious powers that be allowed me to access the forums on my computer today. Wahoo!
Wonder how long it will last.
I also got one notification today about Dave's post.
Today's temps are not that bad, but we are headed into that heat soon.
Enjoy some of that great holiday food. I'm still eating soft stuff on one side of my mouth.
Stay safe. Play safe!
Good morning, Peeps!
Happy Fourth of July! Hope you all enjoy this day and the rest of your weekend as well. It's gonna be another scorching hot day here. So I'm laying low. But while everyone is enjoying family, friends, and cookouts, please remember....
And be safe! Smile.
Good morning to everyone on the Front Porch on this very sunny Saturday morning in July 4th, 2020! May everyone have a nice day with that pitcher of ice ice tea or lemonade in your refrigerator. We will be seeing temperatures in the mid 90's. Stay cool and be safe.
Hello, Everyone ,
Happy 4th of July weekend!
@Frozenoem ...l also loved the photos of Chelli in the mask, and the thermostat quote from the other day. LOL.
@LaDolceVita ...sorry about your mailbox. That's scary.
Very hot here today, and looks like we are in for a heat wave for the foreseeable future. UGH! But, it's July, and it's Philly.
Hope you all have a nice holiday weekend.
70* and comfy this Friday, had to look at calendar.
Physically went into stores yesterday, stocked up for second wave and bought real food.
Cancelled convenience of curbside pickup and overpaying.
All were masked in storeS and parking lots, barber, and radio shack,etc. No mask start to stepping.🤣
I remember you as Maxine, and others that have switched to FB or passed on to that forum elsewhere.
The mask photo was Chelli, my DutchShepherd presently in Va with her new owner, his wife and he both send update photos.
Re: Mailbox on rural route seems there’s 2 dates that are good for destruction Graduation and Independence Day, this year is total roll of dice.
@Frozenoem Love the black shepherd pictures. I had one move in with me in 1994 while I was on vacation. I was way too fond of her, her name was Maxine. It used to be my AARP name when I first joined and got to know you (sort of). I used to ask Mac questions and you were kind enough to answer. There were lots of dropped off stray dogs here in the 90s. Now the area is populated and that does not happen.
Someone vandalized my mailbox in the night and now I have to worry with that. GRRRRR. All is well otherwise. Happy 4th everyone.
Good morning to everyone on the Front Porch on this very sunny Friday morning in July, 2020! May everyone have a nice day with that pitcher of ice ice tea or lemonade in your refrigerator. We will be seeing temperatures in the mid 90's. Stay cool and be safe.
Whatever the sea brings the Coastguard will be there for you!