Thursday, November 20, 2008

Was It Supposed to Be THAT Hard?

Remember this from a month ago?

After 29 days of being the mailman's worst enemy,
one trip to Home Depot,
one broken shovel,
4 trips to Lowes ,
countless stripped screws,
one busted pair of pliers (from pulling out stripped screws),
my first experience pouring cement,
1-1/2 hours with my neighbor as he tried to help me attach the cross arm,
two arguments with Glen,
a toolbox that now feels way more loved by me than by its rightful owner (see previous statement),
a whole bunch of these as de-stressing food [click here for recipe]... one super goofy picture taken by my sister...
and VOILA!
The prettiest mailbox on the block!!! WOOHOO!

Something tells me that it wasn't supposed to be quite that hard.


Charlene said...

WOW! Impressive. what was the cement for?

Lara said...

The cement was for setting the post.

Please don't tell me that was an unnecessary step...I'm already feeling like Murphy's Law should actually be renamed, "Lara's Law".

Andie said...

It IS very pretty and I am thoroughly impressed...I wouldn't have even go, girl!

Lara said...

Believe me I wanted NOTHING to do with fixing it myself.

I'll call it a bad case of impatience waiting for it to happen by itself.

The neighbor's/mailman's dirty looks didn't help matters either.

Deanne said...

Well at least the end result is beautiful! Great job!

Also, that de-stressing food looks pretty yummy. Do you have a secret recipe for it? =)

K said...

Hooray is all I have to say! You're the coolest!

alexandra said...

I'll be right over with my baseball bat to test it out. . .

Steve-Rosanna said...

Wow! That is the awesomest mail box ever. No need to worry about the baseball test-the only thing you ever have to worry about is a car or worse yet, a snowplow sliding into it on the ice.

Otherwise that sucker is going to be there long after you leave and through a good portion of the millenium as well.

Mom said that is the difference between you and the rest of us mortals-since when you do something you do it all out-to the max. Me-the cheapskate-would've put up a simple wooden post and the cheapest mailbox-just to get back on line (and avoid the scowls of the postman).

Another example of your beautiful "type A" personality.

Great job Wawa!

Love, Dad and Mom

Denise said...

Have I mentioned that I think you are SUPER woman? Seriously.

But I know what you mean. I have done a lot of things I never thought I would do...because othewise, waiting for Troy, they may never have happened, including replacing a toilet AND laying a new floor.


C and Co. said...

WOW!! Thank heaven the other one fell over and apart! You deserve a prize! Way to go!

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