It didn't take him that long and now the deck looks a bit larger to us.
The boards aren't secured yet. He ran out of vacation, but he will work on it during the next couple of weeks as he can. Then we contact the handy man to start the roofing process. Yipee!
I finally got to Walmart to buy some
expensive inhanced dirt and mulch. And believe it or not, they were almost totally out of this type of thing. One of the workers told me he couldn't believe how fast it all went. SR took a break and went to get the transplants Mr. S offered. I could have spent an hour digging, as he offered to let me have some of whatever I wanted, but I thought I'd just stick with the hostas and the holly bush.
I had to dodge my old arch enemy (poison ivy) but I hope and pray I was successful in keeping it at bay. I noticed two little spots on my person this morning, but hope it will not escalate into more. SR warned me countless times yesterday.
So, Mr. S and I thought this bush was a Japanese Holly, but when searched online for it, I couldn't find it. It has to be some kind of holly because the leaves have sharp points.
Does anyone know what this is? It's unique and I'm so glad to have it, even if I never know what it really is.