We are totally pulling up the neighborhood’s value with our landscaping! It’s all us!
I’ll have to get some more shots. The front and back and fairly smoothed over now, pipes and sprinklers are all laid out. It sounds like they are trying to level out the backyard as the middle part is more sloped inward like a fish bowl. Then they will grade the areas and truck in topsoil and water it over the course of a few days to let it settle, then they will bring in the sod. They still need to work on landscaping the flower beds and gravelling the front strip area but they have gotten a lot done. I feel bad for Benny, who has been at MIL’s for a week now, but he’ll probably be excited to come to a yard with grass.
Our deck guy said he should be starting around Wednesday so hooray for that!
Ezra had his Gifted and Talented test the other day. I wasn’t too sure how he had done because when I asked the woman she said he did “about average.” I was thinking, average compared to what? Other first graders? Other gifted students? People in general? But he must have done well enough because we got a call later than day saying his scores were high enough to place him in a Gifted program. Only problem is all the slots are filled so we’re on a wait list. It’s not first come, it’s based on how high his scores are compared to other kids on the list, but she didn’t know where he fell on the list. It seems to me if you have gifted kids they should find a place for them in the program. So fingers crossed we get into this program, but at least he will be in first grade regarding of which school we place him in. There are also a few charter schools that have good reviews, need to look into those.