UPDATEI did it! I found one piece of wood 1 x 10 and ripped it to size. I had a ton of wood under the workbench, but put it out for sale years ago with a sign for $50. The previous home owner was a cabinet maker. It was wonderful wood, but I knew I'd never use it. I needed the space under the garage workbench. A woman picked it all up (two trips in her truck) and promised to make me a woodpecker feeder. I've not seen it!
Sunday night someone took out our mailbox. I don't think we were targeted, as Three-bay Road mailboxes were also smucked. Not as bad as ours. It was Mailbox madness, March 2016. It was right after a snow storm, so the plow probably took it out them. This time, it was deliberate. It had to be a baseball bat.
I cannot remove The Citizen box, we don't get it anymore, but it did protect the mailbox from the snowplows!
|Other mailboxes were damaged|
People in my local Facebook group filed an incident report, as well. They pried off the numbers of this box, four boxes damaged in total. Apparently, it happened at the other end of the lake community not long ago. We've all reported it. Apparently, an OPP member lives nearby.
I've been doing research. There are many How To videos. There are some things I needed to know. This strategy wouldn't make it high enough. The post is still there.
I ordered a new one online from Home Hardware, but hadn't heard about the order in days. I figured, since we are going into lockdown (again - Won't MPP Hillier be ticked off now!), I'd best phone the store and see what they could do. Sure enough, they had the one I'd ordered. He offered to try cancel the other order for me, but I said don't worry, I'll do that myself. He instructed us to turn up at the door, and the box will be at the cash for pick-up. They aren't letting anyone in the store.
I assembled the new one.
Last time it took me a long time to figure out how to attach it. I have the fun of attaching it in the cold, beside the busy highway. Until then, no mail!
I checked out YouTube videos: my piece of wood is too slim. The box frame, that is supposed to fit over it, is 5 1/2", whereas the opening is 6 3/4". They make wood 1 x 6", but actually is 5 1/2". It is most enervating.
|the mounting plate should be a 1 x 6"|
As I stood here, the traffic was awful: noisy trucks roaring by, propane trucks, then, a car passed another car right behind me. My nerves are bad enough.
I gave up. I don't know what to do.