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Hi Kelly,
It’s a bit of a puzzle.  Sheet metal work is something I tend to think happens once a building is roughed out, and things like ductwork are usually happening inside. That doesn’t rule out the possiblity of a box of screws falling off a truck — except that over a fairly short time I’d think they’d all find their way to the gutter.  To further belabor it, gravity dictates that a screw will lie on its side, making bullseye punctures like mine less likely.  Also, it’s the same tire every time — left rear, on the outer part of the tread — street-facing when I’m parked. There’s always more debris on the curb side.  But no, I can be certain it’s happening where I park.  I figured if another neighbor shared this experience, it might point to random vandalism within a contained area.  So, I’m hoping you’re right and I’m not being targeted.   
Now that I’m an old hand at it, I can recommend a good repair person — the mechanic at the Shell at Ellicott and Wisconsin.  I drive on the spare to his station, and he fixes the puncture while I wait. 20 bucks.