For awhile, I used the driveway as a benchmark for success. But, it has been cleaned and refilled on and on. I know it will be quite awhile until all I have to worry about is blowing off a few leaves.
Also, of interest, is the fence. Because my Auntie ran a never ending garage sale from her driveway/garage/carport for years, the neighbor built the tall fence to obscure the view.