Craig was then able to back the Alfa around the curve where the tree was and straight back onto the slab of the old shed.
We still have a problem area on the edge of the pavement where the front wheel went off a bit, and Craig is concerned that this would be a problem in we, winter weather when the ground is soggy.
We may dig in some paving stones or something along there. Craig totally nixed my suggestion of gravel, and I'm afraid if I call a blacktop company we will end up repaving the entire drive. It has some big cracks, but it is not a primary drive and not used very often. Repaving would cost a lot! So far I have spent as much on tree trimming as it would have cost to park her at a storage lot for about two years!
Plus, he says he won't take her back out until the trees up on Hutchinson get trimmed too. It turns out the part of the road that is a problem is a county road.
Californians are very protective of their trees, and we know we would be in big trouble if we just hired someone to trim them. If it was a private road like ours, we could just make sure it was OK with the homeowners.
Craig called the county and talked to someone about it and was told that section of road was flagged for trimming, but that they were "months" behind. Someone in a higher position is supposed to call us next week. Sure!
But actually, the trees in question are a hazard to fire engines and should be trimmed. Craig is more than willing to "make a contribution" to the cost.
This might be interesting.
So for now she is happy at home and we will do a bit of driveway camping.
Last night we went up and just hung out for a while.
Tonight we are going to sleep up there! We went and tried out a few mattresses this afternoon, but haven't bought one yet. We did get some new sheets.
I am also looking into the BedInABox.
Our salesman did put a new mattress into the Alfa. We know it's new because it was in a plastic bag and perfectly clean.
Unfortunately, it is not the right size, being a Queen "short" the platform will take a regular Queen. Also the mattress he put in doesn't seem much different than the old one. Hard as a rock!
Should be an interesting night.