Saturday, June 25, 2016

One Piece Left Over, Putting a Flag on a Mailbox

Our mailbox is directly across the street from the end of our driveway.  That can be a bad place for a mailbox when someone backs out.  Periodically, the box and its post gets nudged.  On Thursday, it was nudged enough that the mailbox had to be replaced.

When it comes to mailboxes, the standard  and cheap style is fine with us. We found one at Menard's , our local version of the big box hardware and lumber store.




Cheap is more cheaply made than it was the last time we replaced a mailbox...Tom had to put on the red flag himself.  There was a time not long ago when flags came already attached.



The directions were easy to follow.



But...when Tom was finished, there was a piece left over.




I laid the pliers beside the piece to give you an idea of the size.

Finally, Tom looked more closely at the digram of the pieces...


There was a message in fine print in the lower right hand corner.









1 comment:

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well now you know! We need to replace our mailbox too...here snow plows get them:(