The pile of earth is going to level off the little swale where the trees were. Opens it up really nice now doesn't it? I sorta miss the little archway through the trees. I moved the archway back to the trees off in the distance so I still have a "door in the hedge".
The hot tub got moved, and I'll be digging trenches to set footings for the second story deck which when it is done, will shade this whole patio area.
It never ends!!!