Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Studio Day Two

Coffee in the Los Angeles skyline mug, "Rule the World With Love" by the Barenaked Ladies on iTunes. Day Two at construction central. Turns out the kudzu in the backyard was covering more than just a little concrete and cinder block. Looks like there was dumping from a burned out building (maybe the one on the corner that was a burned out commercial space when we moved in and since been renovated?) and there was also an asphalt something. An asphalt something like an alley or a drive or a street or a parking lot. Who knows. Kudzu covers all sins. With the herculean efforts of Rudy and his backhoe, a small dump truck was filled yesterday and there look to be 1-2 more loads to go. I hope they go today. I didn't have absolute confirmation form Rudy that his boss is sending him back today...

With all the concrete coming out there needs to be dirt going in so 15 cu yds (or two dump truck loads) arrive in 45 minutes. This afternoon at 4:00 (sharp) I go to city hall and get the permit for the fence. As a homeowner (with two copies of my survey and a checkbook in hand), I can apply in person today only between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm and walk out with a permit. The arborist is supposed to give me a permit to cut the two trees growing under the house on the east side tomorrow, the sidewalks are scheduled to be inspected for replacement, and the HUGE oak on the sidewalk and corner of the drive has been requested for removal. I would love to leave it, but it's growing in the sidewalk under the drive and two feet from one of the busiest roads in the city. It doesn't have a root system to speak of and is mostly dead. It's also between $1,200 and $2,500 to remove so the city better step up to the plate.

Does this all sound like glass at all? Not to me either. But it's all part of acquiring and equipping a studio. Last year was all about the book, this year appears to be all about the studio. Pics tomorrow.

1 comment:

Bill Paley said...

Glass is as glass does, my momma usedta say.

Looks like you're gettin' ridda yer forest...