I am sure that Pamela appreciates you responding for her particularly since the arguements you make on her behalf are a good deal more "noble" than the "I don't want cars driving by my house" argument.
The hell with them driving by. I want the ones that are un-drivable. I'm still waiting for Smike to drop off the junk cars Ranger Rob burned up last year so both Smike and I can do our part to preserve Gardiner's rural character. After all, the latest greatest good in the preservation nomenklatura is now "rural character". The "Green Assets Program" of the Shawangunk Ridge Diversity of Bullshit Partnership has been helping towns around the Preserve understand how much they want to preserve their "rural character". This makes me wonder if any of these folks have ever lived in a rural area. Characteristics of rural areas include, in addition to open space: junk cars in the front yard (and the backyard too), trailer homes, alcoholism, and incest. Generally the more junk cars, trailers, family alcoholics, and inbred and/or bastard children you have, the greater your community stature.
I wonder, is this what the Gardiner/Preserve nomenklatura (I love this word) mean when they say they want the community to have rural character?