Finished.* Dick and Gary's friend, Shawn, spent the last two days finishing up the front yard. Today was sod day . . . it took them a couple of hours to move the strips of sod off the pallet and align them in the yard. Dick also finished the fountain*, putting brick and plants along the top edge, river rock around the front, and painting the new cement bench to blend with the slate. This is the view from the side - I think he did a spectacular job.

* Well, mostly finished. He didn't order quite enough sod, so he'll be picking up more tomorrow. And the pump for the fountain is too weak. A quick trip to Harbor Freight tomorrow should fix that problem too.