Garnet plotted out the yard - decided where the pool would go -- and then vacuumed the wood chips off the lawn. I tried to think of a way that made that sound normal -- but really, how is that possible? And by vacuuming the lawn I really, truly mean he brought out the shop vac and went to town. Behind my blank stare of disbelief I thought "Yep, this one definitely secures our position as the town crazies....."
And once the lawn was free of all debris and resembled a limegreen shag carpet right out of the 70's --- we could assemble the pool!!! (while I thought of how boring my life would be if I had married a normal man :)
....and very helpful to have a little helper too!!
Weeeeeee.......we filled up our yard pretty fast!