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I had my mailbox mounted on a 69 KV substation lightning arrester once, back in 72.  Too this day I still don't know how the city let me get away with that!  Nobody ever bothered it!!!:anim_lol:

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15 hours ago, Mrs.Cicero said:

Box at the end of the driveway.  It's been run into or baseball batted once in 10 years.  I probably just jinxed it.

Everybody is afraid to piss off "Momma"!     :icon38:

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My neighborhood has two clusters of locking mailboxes, to serve about 80 houses. Works well for me - I just check the mail when I walk the dog.

Last neighborhood had the same, but with the addition of locking parcel boxes for small packages USPS brought. I liked the idea, but I think you'd need a lot of them to make it work - we only had 10 or so, and they were always full, so packages were left at the door anyway.

My brother lives in a big building with a mailroom. He said the past several weeks have been a nightmare - the office workers or guards (off hours) who hand out packages are all out sick or working reduced hours, so you can't always get packages once arrived. Not only that, they're not even letting residents in to the office, so you have to line up on the walkway outside while one employee walks back and forth looking for and retrieving packages. With ~300 homes in the building, and everyone getting everything delivered, he said there have been some killer lines.

 

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Regulation mail box attached to the house with anchors and screws. Guarded with a shotgun four days a week. You guess which days. tom. :whistling:

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"Do any of you folks with the box by the road still have an RFD address?"

Off the subject, but my aunt and uncle live 10 miles or so south of Charlottesville. They'd been in the house about 40 years and started having a little trouble with their landline. The repair guy got it fixed out at the junction box (or whatever it's called) and came up to the house to ask them a question. "Do you know you've been on a party line all these years?" They didn't. They'd been paying the reduced party line rate for decades, but someone years ago had simply capped it off and made their line private The guy didn't change it or tell the company to up their bill.

Who knows what a party line is?   :)

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Mailman drove up to the house with a package today.  Honked a couple times.  I went outside and grabbed it and the mail from him, then he drove off.

a few minutes later I hear more honking.  Mailman was back, asked if the neighbor with the same last name was related (my uncle) and that his gate was closed so he couldn't deliver the packages.  Dropped them off with us and my uncle and family came by a few hours later to pick them up.

 

Last year I had a tailgate for my truck come through the mail.  Turns out the post office was short a driver, so the postmaster drove it out himself in his 1 ton dually truck.  

 

 

My local post office is pretty good.

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8 hours ago, Cougar_ml said:

Mailman drove up to the house with a package today.  Honked a couple times.  I went outside and grabbed it and the mail from him, then he drove off.

a few minutes later I hear more honking.  Mailman was back, asked if the neighbor with the same last name was related (my uncle) and that his gate was closed so he couldn't deliver the packages.  Dropped them off with us and my uncle and family came by a few hours later to pick them up.

Last year I had a tailgate for my truck come through the mail.  Turns out the post office was short a driver, so the postmaster drove it out himself in his 1 ton dually truck.  

My local post office is pretty good.

I orders some steel targets and they were delivered by the post office.  I was surprised when this chunky little gal tried to drag one of the larger ones out of her van.

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Posted (edited)

Box beside the driveway. The wind took it off once, I was watching it at the moment.

Otherwise not much to report.

On 5/19/2020 at 11:44 PM, Walt Longmire said:

Do any of you worthies even know what RFD means? Ya dumb bastards. Probably too young.

Rural Free Delivery. You seem to be asking about the route and box number though (ex, RR3 Box 951), and those made no since to anyone but mail carriers. With 911 addressing those are stored with the DoDo and dinosaurs, around here anyway.

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