Putting the Cart Before the Horse

I came home to a surprise on Thursday. For all the years I’ve lived in my house there has been a broken pipe for the water shutoff in my front yard. It was kind of a jagged thing that I was pretty sure the neighbor kids, or myself, would fall on it and become grievously injured. Seems the city has been out and put a nice little cap on it… oh, and they dug up my neighbors yard and moved his. So, probably, mine was just something they noticed while they were here. But it’s a win. I’ll take that.

I had to crop that picture down to avoid you seeing the swath of yellow straw that is my lawn.

I’ve been thinking about wrapping my van with one of those vinyl wraps. Yes, I know, I’m doing that thing again. I can’t help myself.

I don’t have all my ducks in a row, and this is certainly premature. But it’s a thing I spent some time on this morning. Too much time. I couldn’t find any good templates online, so I had to build my own in Corel PaintShop Pro. It’s not perfect, but I think I could certainly use it to get the idea across to a designer.

It’s not quite what I imagined. I like the extreme/racing style patterns and there are a ton of them on shutterstock, but I don’t have an account to  access their catalog of graphic patterns, templates, and what not. So, I came up with my own. What do you think?