For the first time in a long time, I actually am loving my yard. When we bought the house 7 years ago, the back yard was comprised of concrete slabs. Since that time the yard has been transformed from daycare playground to a family friendly area. Last summer we (Tom and his friend Jeff) poured new back sidewalks saying goodbye to the last remnants of the concrete slabs. With donations of perennials from friends and a hefty investment of my own funds, I have worked to make my small city lot something that my family (I) can enjoy.