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like any sane person mounts theirs, or are you a barbarian with a mailbox on a pole at the street, or even worse, a mail room? 

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5 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

At the end of a long driveway like you are supposed to.

I could see if you were not an all hat no cattle  surbanite like myself and actually lived in the country instead of just wearing boots and jeans and a cowboy hat, how this could be necessary.

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Just now, ChrisL said:

We have shared mail boxes distributed throughout the community

Sounds like a what a bunch of hippie Californians would do.  

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1 minute ago, jsharr said:

Sounds like a what a bunch of hippie Californians would do.  

Yeah man communal mail. We distribute the mail with our allotment of granola & honey.  If I get my neighbors bill we do them a solid & pay it.  Once a week we do a communal drum session and sing kumbaya.

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If my mailbox were on my house I'd never get any mail.  The postal delivery people are forbidden to drive up a driveway here anymore for fear they will crash backing up.  Now, any mail that doesn't fit in my box.......125' away from the house has to be hand carried by them to the front porch.  I used to meet them out there and carry those things in myself but now with covid they aren't allowed to get within 6 feet of us.  My mail lady is very nice.  Sometimes I meet her out there and have her set the package on the ground before retreating to the sanctity of her mobile mail delivery device.

 

They run a second special truck for package delivery sometimes.  That driver attempts to stuff boxes into my mail box that have to be crushed to fit.  Him I give no Christmas present to.  Jerk.

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I used to have a mailbox on a pole at the street.  It rusted out, so I replaced it with a wooden post.  It rotted a bit and it got hit by a car, so I moved my mailbox to my porch.  Much easier for me.

Now I do not have to make that long walk up and down those steps each day.  Just open the door, step out and grab my mail, then toss it in the trash.
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21 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

At the end of a long driveway like you are supposed to.

This but nto as long as LongJohn's

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5 minutes ago, maddmaxx said:

I like that house too.  Can I have your stuff.

sure, but you will have to fight Martha and Wade and Ryan for it.

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38 minutes ago, jsharr said:

like any sane person mounts theirs, or are you a barbarian with a mailbox on a pole at the street, or even worse, a mail room? 

Barbarian here.  Mailbox will be way down the street.  I will hit the mailbox on my ride up the hill. 

At my city house it is also on a pole at the street.  Some people have them attached to their home.  We put in fencing and attached the box to this arbor thing.

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Depending on how you define "mounted", mine is "mounted" on my front steps.  Unless it get really windy, then it's "mounted" somewhere in the neighbor's yard

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It's a little box at the post office. They gave me a key. My mail gets shoved, crumpled, and stuffed into it. Once a year I have to provide proof that I live here to keep the box. 

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Barbarian here. On a pole at the end of the driveway. It works here in the country. 

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28 minutes ago, Old No. 7 said:

Barbarian here. On a pole at the end of the driveway. It works here in the country. 

Same here except I live in the 'burbs.

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Mine is on a pole at the street.  It is the requirement on the street where I live.  If I put it on my house, I would never get any mail.  

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4 minutes ago, smudge said:

A slot going into the sun porch.

This counts as "mounted to your house" which means you are sane, like me.

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The building where I live installed mailboxes in the lobby and said the PO would deliver our mail. USPS said, yeah we don't deliver mail in town. For months the building mgr said they were negotiating delivery, then they just quit mentioning it. 

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I don't even need to put pants on to check the mail. 

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Mailboxes at the end of the cul de sac for all the condo units in the cul de sac. This past year walking out to put out the garbage and get the mail has been my primary exercise.

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6 minutes ago, Kirby said:

This past year walking out to put out the garbage and get the mail has been my primary exercise.

You're over doing it.

 

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We have a bank of mailboxes or 'Tenant' mailboxes I believe.  We each got a box when we moved in.  Since we have to drive right by it when we enter, it's no big deal.  Actually it's pretty convenient.

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1 minute ago, Allen said:

Sigh.
On the opposite side of the road, 1/2 mile from my house. 

So you have to wear pants while checking the mail. 

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1 minute ago, BR46 said:

So you have to wear pants while checking the mail. 

Well...shoes yes. 

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1 hour ago, BR46 said:

I don't even need to put pants on to check the mail. 

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Neither do I.

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7 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

Neither do I.

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I'd recognize that Fleet mailbox anywhere.

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46 minutes ago, Allen said:

Sigh.
On the opposite side of the road, 1/2 mile from my house. 

Just drive down there on the new mower, sheesh.

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53 minutes ago, Allen said:

Sigh.
On the opposite side of the road, 1/2 mile from my house. 

That's a mile of free exercise every day.  :nodhead:

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I wonder if the neighbors would complain if I put a burn barrel next to the mail box for junk mail. They could use it too. 

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48 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

Neither do I.

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What do your Amish neighbors think of that?

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Our mail box is on a pole along the road.  If there is a package that won't fit, most of the time the USPS drives down our driveway.  (150 foot long)  The can turn around and drive out.

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19 minutes ago, BR46 said:

What do your Amish neighbors think of that?

They never say anything.

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My old mailbox was on the wall of the house, next to the front door.

I think the next permanent one is going to be a larger mailbox at the side of the railing running down my porch steps.

I have to set up a temporary one this weekend and it will be in the grass of my yard, close to the front fence. There's still a month of work to do at my house and my USPS free mail forwarding ends Sunday.

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20 hours ago, jsharr said:

like any sane person mounts theirs, or are you a barbarian with a mailbox on a pole at the street, or even worse, a mail room? 

Making some big assumptions. Ours is on a post, and not even on the street in front of our house.

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1 hour ago, sheep_herder said:

Making some big assumptions. Ours is on a post, and not even on the street in front of our house.

I am very narrow minded you see.

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14 minutes ago, jsharr said:

I am very narrow minded you see.

But your head seems fairly normal in size, maybe even larger than average.  :unsure:

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Mine is across the street, I get to tune my cognitive abilities and agility by dodging the high speed traffic that pops over the hill and blasts past my house.

When the state troupers set up a radar trap over the top of the rise, about 1/4 mile from my house, they pull speeders over in a parking lot just down the street from my house. They catch one about every 5 minutes. They spend longer doing the paperwork than taking radar.

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1 hour ago, Further said:

Mine is across the street, I get to tune my cognitive abilities and agility by dodging the high speed traffic that pops over the hill and blasts past my house.

When the state troupers set up a radar trap over the top of the rise, about 1/4 mile from my house, they pull speeders over in a parking lot just down the street from my house. They catch one about every 5 minutes. They spend longer doing the paperwork than taking radar.

Note the guard rail to give the drivers a fighting chance and me a bit of a challenge in jumping over the rail to get out of the way   :nyanya:

 

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2 hours ago, Further said:

Mine is across the street, I get to tune my cognitive abilities and agility by dodging the high speed traffic that pops over the hill and blasts past my house.

When the state troupers set up a radar trap over the top of the rise, about 1/4 mile from my house, they pull speeders over in a parking lot just down the street from my house. They catch one about every 5 minutes. They spend longer doing the paperwork than taking radar.

Frogger! 

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23 hours ago, smudge said:

A slot going into the sun porch.

Our dog used to love growling and grabbing the mail that was coming through the slot and invading his house. :D  Our mail was definitely bent, perforated, and spindled. :D

 

 

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On 4/16/2021 at 9:01 AM, ChrisL said:

We have shared mail boxes distributed throughout the community

So do we. It was strongly suggested after numerous incidents of ruffians driving down the street destroying mailboxes with a bat. We replaced our box three times in as many years. 

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On 4/16/2021 at 11:08 AM, jsharr said:

I used to have a mailbox on a pole at the street.  It rusted out, so I replaced it with a wooden post.  It rotted a bit and it got hit by a car, so I moved my mailbox to my porch.  Much easier for me.

Now I do not have to make that long walk up and down those steps each day.  Just open the door, step out and grab my mail, then toss it in the trash.
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How does your mail delivery person drive up those steps?  Someone mush have skill.

 

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5 hours ago, Further said:

Note the guard rail to give the drivers a fighting chance and me a bit of a challenge in jumping over the rail to get out of the way   :nyanya:

 

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Our mailbox opens on both ends. 

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6 hours ago, Further said:

Note the guard rail to give the drivers a fighting chance and me a bit of a challenge in jumping over the rail to get out of the way   :nyanya:

 

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Damn

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