I think it's time for some pictures.....
Let's start with a pic from last year, with our granddaughter doing a handstand split in the pool (click to enlarge):
Between the pool and the house, you can see a bit of the old wooden deck and the overgrown landscaping.
Jump ahead to October, with the first part of the yard destruction, the splintery old deck:
The green stuff you see poking up through the debris is aaaghh!! bamboo!!!
The Bobcat, workhorse of the landscaper:
The tricky part: moving the storage shed...
The oil tank had to be moved also, to get the bamboo roots dug up.
On the newly blank slate, a concrete base gets laid down:
Then the pavers go down:
The finished yard, as of November:
And the way the yard looks now:
So who wants to join us?