So my Dad called last night and said he is going to bring the backhoe over today. He wants to go over with me the stuff he thinks should be done around back to prevent another flood next winter, as well as extend the driveway around the back of the house so that the trailers full of wood I'll be getting won't wreck my lawn. Not the most eye-catching option, but it's the most practical for me right now. It's not like it's permanent either, in the future if I want to change it I certainly can. Regan will be disappointed with it, I know, but I have to take the cheaper and more practical options right now. You don't get as much choice of things to do when you're a 1 income household.
Dad's also going to trim the weeds down for me so it looks a little less like a jungle, so that will be good. Have to get them hacked down so we can actually tell what areas need lawn. I do have a small area with a couple of plants (done by the previous owner) that I should be weeding out. Maybe I'll tackle that sometime between tonight & Monday.
Never heard a word from that hydroseeding guy. Not even after my Dad ran into him in person. Guess he really doesn't want my business. I will have to find another company.