The contractor came over last night with estimate #2. It is still higher than I'd hoped for, but I want to go with it. I feel like this contractor would do a good job and be reliable, two things that I can't depend on from the other contractor. This guy also knows the guy I am hoping will give me an estimate on the exterior work and highly recommends him.
It snowed several inches of wet slushiness this morning. And then the sun came out (or so I am told, as I have no windows in my office). I'm sure this has done nothing to improve the conditions of the driveway/yard. It's a real slopfest. I was hoping to get the stone arranged for today, but clearly that was way too optimistic of me.
I did see my first robin yesterday evening hopping around in my backyard. I love robins, and I love spring. I never take good weather for granted in the springtime. Every spring I think about rereading The Secret Garden, but I'm really going to try to actually do it this year.
I'm itching to get out into my yard and start cleaning up the fallen sticks and branches, but it is too soon. I'd need waders or Wellies. Maybe next weekend?