|A very fine address plaque, Mr. Holmes!|
|Not a bit like our house, actually|
Then there's the front porch, which we've rebuilt and are repainting. The floor is now a handsome dark green - it was grey and peeling when we moved in. But two things we haven't fixed yet are the mailbox and the address plaque. I am looking forward to replacing the mailbox, which is quite old but not in the cool retro sense of the word - it is just kind of old and terrible looking. Our house number is on the mailbox in bright blue masking tape so we really need something to go with the forest green floor and the new railings and banister - maybe one of the bronze address plaques or custom address plaques you can get these days. Some thing almost as distinguished looking as Sherlock Holmes' address plaque. We may not solve any mysteries around here, but at least we will look like we could - if we wanted to. And as far as people being able to tell our house number - a plaque would make it - well, elementary, my dear Watson.