Another member had the same problem. Double check to be sure that you've done everything else in the house first. The notes should place correctly if all else has been completed. In this gamer's situation they found that they had not retrieved all of the items from the box first. Did you pick up the rusty bolt? It's difficult to spot. If not:
Right click on the box in inventory to bring it into close-up view.
Turn the box to the short side to see the inside of it. Right-click-holding and dragging your mouse should do this.
The game manual also says: Using the mouse wheel will turn the object left or right.
and keep us posted.