This is a photo of my mailbox. Why, you might ask, is this photo of a shiny new mailbox illustrating my Thanksgiving weekend blog post?
There’s actually a lot in this photo to be thankful for, despite the annoying reason I have a new mailbox. During last week’s snow storm, something happened to knock my old mailbox over. Since several plants near it were also uprooted, I suspect a driver swerved, knocked it over…and then just kept driving. When I got home Thursday night, I thought my driveway looked different. Then I saw the mess and realized why.
Anyway, the reasons to be thankful:
Our postal carrier kept delivering the mail anyway. Completely uninterrupted service! I never had to go to the post office, even though I don’t mind our post office (as a small business owner, I am there a lot. They give my 3-year-old lollipops!)
My husband took ownership of this project. Over the weekend, he selected the new mailbox frame and box, and the numbers (not pictured in this shot).
My husband actually installed the mailbox himself. He is surprisingly handy! This involved digging a hole, pouring cement and placing the frame, and then (48 hours later) installing the box on the post. All I had to do was shine the flashlight as he was doing this last night. Which leads me to the final point…
Our kids are old enough to be in the house, unsupervised, while we do a project like this. Ok, the 3-year-old was in bed. But even he can be trusted to watch a show or a video on YouTube while we go outside for a few minutes. This has not been the case for much of the last 11 years! It’s kind of liberating!
What little things are you grateful for these days?