Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It was time to unfreeze

Almost two weeks ago, I went online and ordered a textbook for my auditing class. Then, I checked my mailbox daily, anxiously waiting and hoping. Finally, on Friday night, when I checked my cluster mailbox, I found that I had a key in my box. YaY!!! However, when I put the key in the door of the big vacation mailbox, and turned it, the door wouldn't open. Uh oh! I noticed there was a layer of ice across the bottom of the door, freezing it solid. I thought, jeez, I can't get the door open or the key out. Someone can steal my $169 book! Of course, they'd have to get the box open first.

When I got home, I told my son about it and we went back out and used a blow torch to melt the ice. I'm holding the plastic key tag out of the way of the flame. I kept joking that he better not burn my book up. We didn't harm the post boxes at all so I'm hoping that we didn't commit any felonies. We did get the box open and the package out. ;)

It was time to unfreeze - song: Watch That Man, artist: David Bowie, album: Aladdin Sane

10 comments:

Sydney said...

WD-40 keeps things from freezing well, like tap threads.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Ha ha. Well, that was resourceful. I used to live in another neighborhood with those types of community boxes with bigger boxes for the packages. One day I got a key, but the number was rubbed off, so I didn't know why big box it went into. I had to try all of them until one of them opened. I turned around and there was this man standing on his lawn with his hands on his hips glaring at me. I returned to my house and when the mail carrier drove up, I saw the nosy man run out to her and start pointing at each of the package boxes, and then pointing in the direction that I walked off in. I felt like a felon, even though I did nothing wrong. Nosy people really should mind their own business and stop assuming that everyone is up to no good.

fernvalley01 said...

You renegade! the postal police gonna be looking for you! LOL
I am sure it is fine, you did no damage.

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Glad it worked out and the mail box police were nowhere around. I'm sure you would be in prison if they saw you.

Dan

Jo Castillo said...

Good idea! I do not miss the cold at all. In fact I'm cool this evening and it is still in the sixties. How spoiled we get. Mmmmmm.

The Wades said...

Ingenious thinking. I would have gone for hot water which probably would have caused an even bigger problem.

Breathe said...

Can I just say you are the only person I know who is anxious to get a book on AUDITING.

And you have a blow torch.

Are you related to McGyver or something? :)

Andrea said...

Oh my that is hilarious!! I am sure at the time it wasn't funny, but wow, who can say they have taken a blow torch ot a mailbox!! I am glad you got your book!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Well, call me a fool, yes, I am in an auditing class, just because...

I had to answer questions from the first four chapters already without a book, so yes, it was exciting to finally get it.

I've tried both graphite and WD-40 in the keyholes because the key is always so hard to turn. I think the graphite works better. Remember, the blowtorch was my son's idea! I'm not that smart. But it sure did melt the ice! lol.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Well, call me a fool, yes, I am in an auditing class, just because...

I had to answer questions from the first four chapters already without a book, so yes, it was exciting to finally get it.

I've tried both graphite and WD-40 in the keyholes because the key is always so hard to turn. I think the graphite works better. Remember, the blowtorch was my son's idea! I'm not that smart. But it sure did melt the ice! lol.