We have had our old mailbox for many, many years.
We lost the door last winter....not good in Minnesota winters with snowplows screaming by, dumping salt and snow on the mail or when the hard rains fall at an angle soaking everything in it's wake. Last February a friend from Seattle sent me a parcel for Valentine's Day....a Valentine themed fabric stash!....well we could not figure out why it wasn't being delivered but on one early morning walk I noticed a box in the snowbank. There was the parcel!!!! I told my dear hubby it was TIME to change it! Every time the snowplow would pass by, the load of snow would knock the mailbox over and we would have to trudge out there and pick it back up.
The great procrastinator that my hubby is, finally was persuaded by me...actually bullied.... into putting up the new mailbox before winter sets in again this year.
Next spring I am planning on building a planter to surround the base and add some nice flowers but for now, it will do.
Notice the old mailbox was finally nailed to an engine hoist since the snowplow knocked it right off the base in the ground! An ugly old thing isn't it?
Our mail lady was so surprised....she drives a jeep and sits higher than the average car...it was difficult for her to put the mail in the old mailbox. She was beaming the first time she saw the new one! We've gotta keep the mail lady happy.
Have a great day and remember to give your loved ones a hug!