We aren't finished, but progress has most certainly been made.
After approximately 5 hours of pretty much continuous work, we've gotten all the backyard shrubs under some semblance of control, made progress on the "weed-bed" in the sideyard, and mowed the front and back yard. We have some very cool neighbors who lent us their wheelbarrow and long-handled loppers, which made work go even faster (...all we had beforehand was the top of a banana box and some hand clippers). It feels soooooooo good to have gotten all of that done, but we still have a ton of yardwork left to do.
I don't think I ever realized how much things grow in pretty much the month of AUGUST around here.
Or how, in the course of a week or two, the weather goes from blazing hot to autumny cool.
I love autumn.