Firstly I wanted to thank all of you who have left me such wonderful comments and message since my last post, where I was feeling quite lost and depressed about things.
As per my last post I wrote up my list of things to be done in the backyard each day and have stuck to it solidly, ensuring even when I was not interested I still completed the assigned tasks - because thats what us grown ups are supposed to be doing apparently!
One of the tasks I had allocated next to last, before laying grass seed, was leveling the entire backyard. At the moment it's just dirt that I have dug up and its a mess, piles everywhere, holes etc..
I told myself that it was logical to do this just before laying the grass seed in 3 weeks time but in reality I was simply putting off what can only be described as a crap job.
On the spur of the moment I had today off from work (I work weekends so my weekend is usually Tue/Wed) and decided to just get the worst job out of the way.
Leveling an entire backyard with a landscaping rake and a shovel is NOT fun and takes forever to do properly but I bit the bullet and got about 80% of it done today after 8 hours of solid work. The most tedious part is walking every single centimetre of it on my heels to push down the soil and find any small holes which need to be filled - fascinating stuff.
I should have it finished in the morning but just looking at it a couple hours ago with most of it level and not looking like the apocalypse had hit makes a huge difference.
Attached is a partial list of what has been done and what is to come so you can really live my experience and I'll give you another update next Monday, including some before and during photos.
I am sure you will find it almost as fascinating as that time that Aunty Ethel sat you down to give you a slideshow of her 370 happy snaps, including running commentary, of her one week holiday in Majorca.
Have a great Monday you lovely brits!