My mailbox was tipsy, after the big storm. Garbage wasn't picked up. In hindsight, I bought the wrong kind. The previous one was metal, I thought the new one would be a good heavy-duty one. Turns out, it is meant for the two-piece ones, like those in the 2nd photo. Whoopsie.
I didn't know how to attach it. The holes were too large. According to the side of the box, you can buy this plate, but I still didn't see how. It's amazing how many US products we get. It meets the US Postal Service guidelines, the box brags!
I figured out that I could use the above brackets, inside the box, and screw them length-wise on the inside of the mailbox. Thanks to my specialty drill attachments It worked out. These are two pieces, the elbow attaches to the length extender. Yay, Lee Valley Tools!
It was a cold, cold day. (Duh!) I was wearing my sunglasses and couldn't see the inside of the dang box, either. I sort of felt my way. I was cold, peeling off my gloves, but inside the mailbox, in the sun, it was warmish.
The rural mail truck came by. I told her that I was dubious that it was going to work. She handed me my mail.
My water bottle froze. But we've got mail!