Hylas and I both have our own PO boxes, and have had for a number of years. So we watched with great interest as our local post office went under a recent rebuild, including moving the boxes into a completely new space over the course of a weekend. Our new boxes, it turns out, not only lined a long hallway but also filled up two lovely alcoves, set back from the main area.
“Perfect for photos!” we said to each other. Because we notice things like that.
So on a recent Saturday (the same day as our roundabout success) we finished up our photographic afternoon at the post office. After clearing my mail – my box is in the hall – I headed for the second alcove, which is right at the back of the space. Through the wall we could hear contractors working on the wiring in the post office proper – it sounded like they were having a busy afternoon! Hylas stood in the main hallway so he was far enough back to get a good shot, and incidentally so he could also see all the way up to the street – and as someone was in that hallway only a few feet out of sight opening their mail he encouraged me do my thing.
So, with a tad more trepidation than usual – but trusting in Hylas – I did so.
That poor guy clearing his mail had no idea what why we were taking photos there – but he also has no idea what he missed out on!
Today Hylas and I celebrate 4 years together – happy anniversary, sweet pet