Our mailbox has been in rough shape for the eight years we've lived here. Recently, someone hit it (and quickly propped it back up so no one would know 😂) and it went from being dilapidated to being basically unusable (taking in water from multiple holes and not staying closed). We're finally installing a new one after all the letters we got today were soaked. I can't wait to see our mail carrier's face when she sees that we have a respectable mailbox for her to use! In our defense, we were trying to wait to get a new one until we did some work on the front entrance (tree removal, stone wall and arch, and new sign) so that it wouldn't get accidentally broken and the style would match the work.