Autumn Coatsville Color November 7, 2022Car Fixes, Coatsville Update, Frontier, Gardening, Public Art, sculpture, xeriscape Leave a comment Crabapple. Crabapple skirt touches the ground. Japanese Flowering Cherry Service Berry tree at year four in the yard; the boldest color spanning many back yards. Service Berry Pampas grasses bound up for winter, so this week’s snow doesn’t lay them flat. Pond is turned over for winter, with salt water softener added to keep the fish healthy. Hunga Tonga- Hunga Ha-apai is mounted to the wall between the Bean Whole coffee roasters. Jed is planning on painting the black gas line behind the mask white. At night the backlighting will look great from outside through the front wall of windows. View from the common area of the Neighborhood Hive in Sugarhouse. The latest Aeromod to the truck is this “floating” bar of mudflaps running the length of the back of the truck, with a 6 inch gap to the ground (unloaded). The low pressure a truck drags behind it will push all the way to the front, proven in wind tunnel studies. This low line in the back is nearly as effective as a similarly (impossibly) low bumper in the front. The bar is a custom weld job from scrap metal I had around, fitting into the hitch mount (or in tandem with the ball hitch), and has two loose-fit stabilizing pins in the bumper; in this way, additional to the mudflap’s flexibility, some tip and give is allowed when backing up our steep drive. The truck also drops a lot of big ranch mudballs that explode onto the highway, so this keeps other drivers and their windshields safe.