Mel just called me to tell me the postal supervisor was back this morning. He talked to the substitute carrier and they figured out what happened. Since I had so much mail yesterday and it didn’t fit in the mail slot, the carrier tried putting it in the milkbox on the side of the house. He realized though, when he found the mail in there from July 2000, that we don’t use the milkbox. It was probably some other sub that put the mail there in the first place. I thought the milkbox had some insulation materials stuffed in it that would have prevented its use… I’ll have to look later, and maybe put a ‘don’t use’ sign on it. Doh.
Despite the fact that I feel sort of stupid for having called for an issue that turned out to be pretty much my fault, I’m now quite impressed with my local USPS delivery supervisor. He delivers for me. 😉