I was bemoaning the state of our backyard yesterday - It's seen better days. Much better. Paul pointed out that we could have a very nice lawn if we just got rid of the dog and the kids. I'll keep that bit of perspective in mind when the grass seed I planted inevitably gets trampled or dug up before it has a chance to establish. We may not be mistaken for a golf course anytime soon, but I'd rather have the kids.