Monday, August 08, 2011

Mailbox Beautification Program

So! While I am waiting to hear about my suitability as a pet owner as judged by the board of a local shelter *drumming fingertips on desk*, let's talk about something else, shall we?

As I bitched about previously, the newspaper route that my house is on has been switched from a carrier to a motor route. And they came and plunked down a god-awful newspaper box in my front yard, just far enough away from my regular mailbox that I cannot fit the lawnmower in between. *&^%$.

So, I was stuck with this plain-jane paper box in my yard, next to my plain-jane mailbox.

I decided that some changes, and a quick trip to the dollar store, were in order:

And how cool is the giant fish wind sock:

I picked that up on my way back from Ithaca a couple of weeks ago, for a cool $2.50. Actually, come to think of it, that was a pretty good trip, seeing as how I also nabbed the fairy/slug house for five bucks, and grabbed a two-story, carpeted cat condo at the Ithaca Sal for - are you ready for this - two dollars and fifty cents. MAN. When you're on, you're on.

And I have kind of fallen in love with that god-awful giant fish wind sock, to the point that I may be on the hunt for more wind socks, which is good because it will give me something to obsess over other than cats for a change.

So! Anybody know where I can pick up some wind socks, cheap?


Rob said...

I can send you some of my old socks.

I'll wash them first.

Anonymous said...

Wind sock does have a vaguely gaseous sound to it, doesn't it? I can't help you out with finding more, but I will say I am damned impressed that the cat condo was only $2.50. Is it a big tall one?

rockygrace said...

Rob, I'm gonna take a pass.

And Kate, it's just a two story, with two carpeted cubbyholes, but still ... two fifty was a heck of a deal!

Becs said...

If you have any Asian markets around you, they usually have a section of non-food stuff, including fish wind socks.

rockygrace said...

Becs, I'll check it out - thanks!