You may recall an entry on my other inbox. in which I praised our old mailbox. As life changes, so do mailboxes. We got a note from our mail carrier asking us to raise our mailbox. With higher delivery cars, it's very hard to not only lean way over, but also reach down to put in the mail. It was too much work to try and replace the post or raise the mailbox with boards, so we broke down and got a new one. As "quaint" as the old one was, it wasn't fun to get wet mail on rainy days. We're going to use the old one for something up here at the house, but we haven't decided just what yet. A bird feeder? A place to hold garden tools? We'll see. I do love this new, sleek, black mailbox.