Report From PIA – December 6
I believe that I’ve mentioned that my husband likes to recycle granite and marble. Last year he discovered that a local stone counter top maker has pallets of “scrap” pieces that are too small for them to bother with. They throw this away, and don’t mind if people take what is in the dump pile.
My husband is a geologist, so of course he loves stone. He’s also a scrounger of free stuff, as am I, and when he sees beautiful, perfectly useable slabs of polished granite and marble on the waste pallets, he has to bring them home.
Yesterday when I got home, the side of the drive was lined with pieces of stone. Is there a male equivalent of, “Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do.”? If so, I could have used it when I drove in from work.
His explanation was that he wanted to use it for a path to the birdfeeder. OK by me, although I’ve already made my peace with the ovals of granite, sink cutout scraps from the same place, that we’ve had in place all summer.
Going through my photo library, however, I came across the picture posted below, and I’ve decided that this may be the answer. We’ll break up some of the found stone pieces, and surround them with rounded beach rocks to soften the manmade, hard-edged appearance.
To save beautiful materials from the landfill is commendable, to work toward a common goal with your spouse is laudable, and to find a way to do both so that something beautiful is created? Priceless.