Give me a lever and I shall move the world … or a mailbox cap

Posted By on March 3, 2020

MailBoxCapHitByTruck200222Let’s hope that accidents do not happen in threes? After just getting my quote in order to submit to the insurance company in order to repair our rear fence, our neighbor called to let me know that a generic white-box deliver truck (no license plate) hit our mailbox. Thankfully after looking at the damage, it looks as if I could just move it back into position? Nope … I could barely lift the corner and have no idea just how heavy this cap is?

No biggie … a little science and tool know-how and it is fixed. Armed with my crowbar, a wooden wedge, a section of 1/2” pipe and time tested Archimedes of Syracuse advice .. the concrete mailbox cap is back in place. Thanks Archie!

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”

“The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.”

Archimedes

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Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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