Before and After mailbox

One of the biggest eyesores of this house is was the mailbox.  I don’t know who put it in or when, but I’m sure they were pretty proud of it at the time.  I’m not sure if it was a high school welding project or just a weekend warrior project gone wrong.  Horribly wrong.  Feast your eyes:

Mailbox before…lovely isn’t it

For Hubby’s birthday, my parents got him a new mailbox to follow suit with his vision.  We finally got around to installing it today.  Sure, there are more important things to do around here, but sometimes you just have to take care of a small project that will provide lots of satisfaction.

First, the old mailbox had to come out.  We figured a chain and a truck would likely do the trick.

Best way to remove a mailbox….truck and chain trick

After a few tugs…

Timber!

It pulled loose:

Mailbox no more

Hubby decided to drag it to the trash can instead of carrying it.

Towing the mailbox down the drive

Pretty exciting stuff for a Sunday morning, I know.  After a little digging, a little concrete, and a little leveling, we have a new mailbox.  And boy, is it purdy!

New mailbox!

All before the Broncos game started!

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5 Responses to Before and After mailbox

  1. Sandy Walby says:

    Love it!! Enjoy your trials and tribulations!,,

  2. Aunt Jane says:

    perfect

  3. mom says:

    Great to see it gone and the vision standing watch over your mail!

  4. Kristy says:

    Just read your entire blog and loved every minute of it. You’re a great writer!! (oh and mother and wife and do it yourselfer…) :)

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