Friday, June 25, 2010

Where'd the Mailboxes Go?

Jeffrey and I were walking this morning, when the paper delivery man pulled into a driveway in front of us, and his helper tossed the newspaper into the driveway.  Normally he can just drive down the street and put the papers into the paper boxes which are attached to everybody's mailboxes, but there are quite a few of those missing. After a tornado, even simple things like delivering the newspaper get a little harder.

In our neighborhood, the mailboxes are all on one side of the street, two boxes to a pole.  Our boxes are on our side of the street, at the end of our driveway.  Our mailbox survived intact, while the neighbors' box was blown off the pole.  These are the same neighbors who live across the street, who had the end of their house and garage torn off - as well as the gas leak, several broken windows, a broken water line, and I don't know what else.  It's almost like adding insult to injury that the mailbox was also blown away!  It was found and returned to them the next day, though, and Jeffrey helped him put it back up yesterday - so at least they'll be able to get mail, even if they can't live in the house for the next few months.  (It's the little things.)

Some of the other neighbors might not be so lucky.  Their mailboxes may never be found, and they'll have to get new residential mailboxes - along with new carpeting, new siding, new roofs, new furniture...

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing the strength of a storm and the ability to not touch one thing and tear something right next to it into pieces. So thankful for you guys.


I love your comments! Keep them coming.