We've been having some mailbox issues lately. We live in a subdivision where the mailbox doesn't come standard with the house, and as a result, our neighborhood is full of a mish mash of eclectic mailbox set-ups. Ever since we moved in, we've had a boring metal mailbox cemented into a ratty old wine barrel planter.
I never loved the mailbox, but our choices were pretty limited given that the sidewalk cement has been curing for years, and bolting anything into it at this point requires specialized equipment. Equipment that we don't have.
The picture you see above is our updated mailbox. We replaced our ratty white mailbox with a shiny new, black mailbox, and I had Janae cut me some fancy gold vinyl numbers for the sides. I love the numbers.
Then Peanut Head and I went shopping for a new pot for our shiny new mailbox, and we found a pot that I loved.
Even after the concrete dried and popped our pot open, I still loved it. I rationalized that I could find some matching caulk and patch it up once Spring came. No problem.
Yeah. That was my first mistake. I think I've mentioned before that it's a wee bit windy in Idaho.
So windy that it toppled our mailbox over several times.
I don't think I can fix this mess with caulk.
Especially since now we have to prop our new mailbox up with our old mailbox.
It looks so white trash, I'm sure our neighbor loves having his sturdy mailbox standing next to ours. It look as if our mailbox is threatening to take his mailbox out with the next big gust of wind, doesn't it?
Peanut Head and I are now brainstorming ways to fortify our mailbox. I've always wanted to try bricklaying. Maybe we could encase the bottom half of the post in bricks and mortar?
We're rather stumped here. Do you have any suggestions? We can't be the only people with this problem, can we?