Last weekend we put in the gravel, decomposed granite, mulch and plants.

We were exhausted. It took about 15 hours total (not including lunch breaks). We had to miss our duathlon, our first race of the season.

It was like being in a fishbowl. People drove by, openmouthed (shock? awe?). Some people later in the day stopped and told me they saw me earlier in the morning and just wanted to say they were amazed we were still out there. Many people offered encouragement. One person offered free rocks (yay! because we literally need a ton more of river rocks) left over from her landscaping.

The plants look very small. We’re going to get some more. I know they’ll grow quickly, but I think we have space for some more.

I’ll post some pics of the yard with the plants — just haven’t taken them yet.