Two Birds, One Stone


Anyone who knows me will know why I really dislike that banal expression. However, in this case, the intent of the phrase actually fits.

The previous owners left behind quite a few random objects: assorted bricks, two used, dual-pane, vinyl windows, chainlink sections of a large dog run, and five pieces of chopped up telephone pole.

The bricks I have yet to decide upon but I’ve sold the windows and am in the process of selling the dog run. Disposal of the pole sections had me stymied until I saw this ad in my neighborhood online media.

Light bulb moment! Not only could I repurpose my poles but I could use them to prop up my mailbox, which has a Tower of Pisa complex. Over the past few weeks I snapped up brightly colored “oops” paint whenever I found it (and considering I’m at the home improvement store roughly every other day, I had a lot of opportunities).

This week I hauled my poles out of the backyard, washed them off, drenched them in two coats of paint, and this afternoon, installed them. I think they turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself.

Categories: Observations

6 comments

  1. THEY LOOK GREAT, SO BEACHY. iF YOU HAVE A FLOOD THE BOAT THAT COMES TO RESCUE YOU CAN TIE UP TO YOUR MAIL BOX.

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  2. As I was reading your blog here , I was expecting something entirely different…..until I got to the part where you mentioned your mailbox. Then I thought how in the world are you planning to do that. Well girl….I must say you really are amazing. Love it. 💞🥰

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