Sunday, September 19, 2010

Neighborhoody Excitement

We had a little excitement around "Mallory Manor" on Friday.

I drove up to our house after work and thought to myself, "weird, I don't remember Dan doing any yard work — specifically pulling up any bushes — in the last few days."

Then it donned on me... "that's not yard work refuse..."

Someone totally plowed over our wrought iron mailbox, the shrubbery next to it — and our official City of Decatur road sign (our only claim to fame for having some Decatur property). That Decatur road sign was about 8 feet from our mailbox, so the person must have been ALL up in our yard. Yikes. Good thing no one was parked in front of the house right there; the rogue car would have nailed it.

In addition to her Carolina front license late, the woman who accidentally ran over our mailbox left a note saying she wanted to pay for the damage. We called her, and it sounded like she was having a tough day (trying to bring a friend to Cerebral Palsy rehabilitation when she had the wreck), so we told her not to worry about paying us back. (Not to mention our mailbox arrangement really needed a forced makeover anyway).


B. Beck said...

Sounds like a good use for a certain House Warming present that was given to you forever ago! I guess it is a good thing you guys haven't put it up yet.

Kb_Mal said...

Ben, we're excited to put up the new mailbox. We hadn't had time for the extreme mailbox makeover challenge yet - now we have a reason to renovate! :)

Anonymous said...

My son's best friend took out our mailbox out the first day he had his license. Left it right in the middle of our cul-de-sac. I didn't have the heart to make him replace it, or get a good photograph. You guys are toooo sweet !!!! Love, Bridget Jones

Kb_Mal said...

Bridget, I've backed into cars but never a mailbox. I bet your son felt so bad about that!