I feel like the backyard has to get even more pit-like before it starts to look better, no? The fence is being installed today. That's right, I'm cheating and I have paid a lovely fence-building couple to come in and show off their handy skills. The patio at the back of the yard was looking nice until the giant pole-digging machine went over it and completely munched on a whole side of it. Glad I didn't cement the patio yet. If it would've shifted at all under the weight I would have been in a pickle... Now all I have to do is fix the patio, dig a drainage ditch, fill it will gravel, build a little wall around the patio, fill it with dirt and plant a garden and then figure out what I am going to do about the gravel that keeps migrating. I am thinking sod?? I need to figure out a way to keep Abe napping because Momma needs more time.