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Snowplow vs the US Mail

Last fall, the USPS notified me that my once acceptably positioned mailbox was no longer acceptable. It needed to be moved closer to the road so that I could reliably receive mail during the snowy winter months.

I determined that it was in my best interest to acquiesce to their “request” and reposition my mailbox as suggested. So, on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon, I happily worked up a sweat, moving it to the specified locale.

At the time, I facetiously remarked that if the snowplow takes out my mailbox, then I would not be able to receive any mail deliveries.

Today, that prophecy was fulfilled; my mailbox was ruthlessly torn from its post and tossed into the snow bank.

Thankfully the post is still standing, as the frozen ground would make in nigh impossible to set a new post. However, the temperature is 7 degrees and the wind chill is hovering at 5. Did I mention that there is a couple feet of snow where my mailbox once was?

I should be out trying to fix it now, but I’m blogging instead. However, once I am done with this post, I won’t be able to procrastinate any longer.

If you don’t hear from me for a couple of days, will you send out a search party?

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