Sunday, December 14, 2008
New Mail Box
Last night we were out walking our dogs on an open lot beside our house (we own it), and all of the sudden heard an awful screeching sound as a car came around the curve of the road and smashed into our mailbox and one of our trees. As we ran to see if they needed any help, the person took off, leaving behind mailbox and concrete wreckage strewn across our driveway, along with pieces of one of their headlights AND an entire tail light! If we had been a few feet closer, probably us or one of our dogs would have been hurt or killed by the flying debris. DH and I put the dogs up and tried to follow the car, but we were too late to see which way they went. I think they must have been drinking and were scared to stop. We have a National Aeronatics plant at the other end of our street and workers drive through here all day long at shift change, drinking and throwing out their beer bottles and cans all along the road. The speed limit is supposed to be 30, but most cars come through doing about 50. I want speed bumps put in before someone gets killed, but since there are only about 7 or so houses that actually face the road, no one at the City seems to care about the homeowners. Poor DH is having to put in another mailbox. This is the 3rd one in the 5 years we have lived here. I'm just grateful that is all that got damaged (as far as our property goes).