Colin’s visit was short but long enough to leave us with some flooding.
We actually got off easy compared to some. My in laws had some damage to their pool cage, I’m not sure if we had any real damage to the Nokomis house because no one has been by there but here in Clearwater, we had one casualty.
Can I tell you a secret?
I was ecstatic. I know, it sounds bad, but there’s a good reason. You see MacGyver put that mailbox up and the stand is actually a crankshaft from his prized possession, his 67 Pontiac Lemans Convertible. A muscle car.
I get it. I really do. Dudes love their cars and this one was MacGyver’s first love and it still sits in our garage all these years later awaiting the restoration that will one day come. But a crankshaft mailbox? It would never have been my choice. I love shoes but I would never put in a shoe mailbox, would you?
It doesn’t really matter anyway because within 30 minutes and during a torrential downpour MacGyver put it back up. According to MacGyver, the bottom of it had corroded due to large amounts, (and repeated splashing), of dog pee. Not just our dogs but every dog in the neighborhood that passes by. Over time the acidity of the urine broke down the metal and it caved under the pressure.
*Also, all the dogs around here are on my side.
MacGyver was able to trim off the bottom and repost the stand, albeit a foot shorter. I’m sure my mailman loves me now that he has to get out of the vehicle to put the mail in our box.
So, I guess we are stuck with the crankshaft again. I had no say in the matter. Unless we get another storm, and then, well, we will see.
If something were to happen to the current mailbox, we could at least compromise. I’d be okay with something we both like.
Maybe this one?
Needless to say with all the rain, I didn’t run yesterday. I didn’t do much of anything. It rained so much that I wasn’t really able to get outside at all. In fact, my total steps for yesterday were less than 3,400. It’s a good thing I didn’t have to outrun the storm.
I didn’t run this morning either but I did take the dogs for a walk, I had to thank them for all the help with the mailbox situation after all. I also walked around the yard to pick up some of the debris which has already put me over the total amount of steps I got yesterday so there’s a win. I’ll take it.
What is your weather like today?
What kind of mailbox do you have?