So you guys are awesome. Your reassurance on the matter of Yard (and our general neglect of) were tremendously helpful. The gentleman from the company who did our patio three years ago came out. He was not judgmental. He did not administer some sort of horticultural pop quiz. He did not chastise me for my amazing laziness. He said yes, we can make it simpler. He said yes, we can refrain from murdering your tree. He said yes, we can start next week.
So yeah, that was easy. The nice men will come and make it less awful. He did warn us that there will be a brief period of increased awfulness while they kill the stuff that’s there and rip out the corpses. But shortly after that, the awfulness will begin to lessen and small amounts of awesomeness may even creep in. I’m looking forward to it. Well no, I’m sure the actual work will be noisy and smelly and dirty. I am not looking forward to that. I am, instead, looking forward to it being over and done with. Cookout at my place in June, mkay?