Late sleepers had been warned.
Garages will be inaccessible for two days, so residents took the project manager's advice and parked down the road, at the ready to run out for a loaf of bread or some other equally important errand, but also vulnerable to errant drives from No. 14 tee. Risky, but worth it.
Daily routines have been disrupted for the entire community, but the reward will be a fresh, smooth surface, suitable for vehicular traffic . . . and hosting impromptu cocktail parties.
Note to Stan's sister Becky, editor of the Good Riddance blog, at right: All the bituminous harvested today is being recycled. Neighborhood wiremen say that older blacktop material is prized by recyclers for its enhanced oil content. Black gold, as it were.