is black the new green?
heard the doorbell yesterday. a guy in a truck claimed to be finishing a road project nearby and had an extra truck of blacktop and offered a price on our driveway. kat has always wanted an asphault driveway, she has a birthday approaching so I called her to decide. of course she wanted it. one hour later a crew arrived and got to work. she came home to supervise the realization of her dream.
my daughter is usually the first up. she prepares the table for breakfast and she found a racoon was up in the tree just outside kitchen/dining area. marvin must have been up for hours keeping guard.
marvin was trembling with excitement and the cool weather. eichler didn't care about the racoon and she was sleeping in her box. the racoon eventually climbed to the tip of a branch and was near getting on the roof. marvin moved his guard post to inside while I got a pole and poked at the racoon. eventually the racoon jumped/fell and ran into the woods. poor marvin was so tired he didn't even notice. I went back down to find him still looking up the tree.
I've started the polish job on the airstream. stripping and rough cut polish took about three hours. I estimate I am almost 1/20th of the way done!
a previous owner thought it would be great to patch old antenna holes with things like soup can lids and I don't know what that thing on the left is. almost looks like a circle of masonite with a chrome plug in it. I've not yet figured out what I will replace these with.
early happy birthday kat! I'll admit the new surface is easier to walk on (I have slipped and fallen on the old drive), this will keep the house cleaner and shouldn't wash away like the decomposed granite. still, something unsettling about all that tar, what is the carbon footprint of an asphault driveway?