Well, progress was made about a month ago! Andrew had several of his co-workers and some of their sons over for what I like to call "Lumberjack Saturday." He provided the big cooler of beer and his special barbeque chicken, while the guys brought their tools, muscles, and tolerance. (Luckily, it was my Ma's birthday weekend, so I had an excuse to get out of town... although I had my phone on me at all times, waiting for the call- "A tree fell into our bedroom.") Those guys got to work at 9am and by the time the sun set, they had taken down about 20 trees! I couldn't see much when I got home that night, but the next morning we were up bright and early because pure sunshine was brightening up our house! I walked outside and was absolutely blinded. We have space for a yard... a real yard where real grass can grow! We've got several long weeks ahead of us to get the wood cut up and moved out, get the stumps grinded, get the leaves up, and get some grass planted. We're saving our tax returns to put in a fence, and hopefully by fall we'll have two little Ray pups to enjoy what is sure to be a great, adventurous backyard!
Looking off of our back deck just before we moved in
Looking at the backyard from the driveway- post Lumberjack Saturday!