Archive for September, 2007

 And So It Begins…

With a single stake in the ground, the massive sewer project that I wrote about last year begins. Our local sewer district has hired XL Contracting to perform the work outlined in this ordinance.

The trenching and tree-cutting has already begun in our subdivision, but they haven’t made it to our yard yet. A four-foot tunnel is being dug underneath highway 270 and the entrance is going to be under our backyard, which is going to require a 20×40-foot hole 15 feet deep to drop the boring machine into. Not to mention the trench for the 18″ line they are replacing. Our first impressions of XL have been good, but we’ll see how things go. We are told this will be a four month project, so stay tuned for updates.

Before shot:

 The Fiero Rides Again!

Since we moved, and I am no longer close enough to work to ride my scooter everyday, I have been in need of a fuel-efficient second vehicle. Luckily, I had just such a vehicle. It was time to pull my 1985 Pontiac Fiero out of mothballs.

It has been parked in a barn since 1997, so it required a little work to get it running again. I spent the summer (with a few weekends of help from my dad) coating the inside of the fuel tank (with some great sealer from KBS Coatings), replacing the fuel pump, rear brake calipers, and the brake master cylinder (with parts from The Fiero Store). And after a tune-up and a new set of tires, she is ready to roll!

Do you think if I tell VH1 that I’m going to put their I Love The 80s logo on my hood, they’ll help pay for my gas?