Well, it's been a while but I've got a pretty good excuse. The sprinkler system is in, it appears to work, the dirt has been spread and the sod is on top. The bank account is a bit lighter (as are we after sweating through August) but the end result is definitely worth it.
It was hot and dry all of August (not a drop of rain fell). Then once we got the dirt delivered rain showed up in the forecast. Must have been God's way of saying hurry up and finish will ya, I can't hold back this water forever. So after a minor setback in early September (though the rain did a good job of packing the dirt into the trenches) I took a Thursday and Friday off of work and we worked our tails off for 4 days to get it done.
And here's a few other miscellaneous pictures from the month
This banana is as big as I am, but that's ok, it's yummy
"King of the dirt pile". That would be 15-18 yards of "sandy-loam" waiting to be spread throughout the yard.
Sometimes it's just easier to drink it
When taking pictures of her walking, you've gotta be quick on the trigger