So, ground broke a few days ago on turning the dirt patch into three outdoor "rooms". Brian's office, a small crushed-gravel patio, and a terraced veggie bed. So exciting.
Before pictures: looking North from the far south corner:
Looking the opposite way.
We were told the project was to last 9 days. They've been working hard, but we'll see. Also, the shed (ahem - outdoor home office) manufacture can't even get the structure to us till end of October, but beginning a project is so much more exciting than mulling over the logistics of finishing it.