Only a gardener would get all excited about a pile of dirt:
The bark dust company delivered that this morning -- okay, several hours after they were supposed to have shown up, but it finally came. That's eight cubic yards of a light sandy topsoil, which looks like mostly mineral soil. That'll be fine, especially for the paths between the beds. I have compost cooking away that I'll mix in when I start forming the beds.
After two and a half hours, the pile looked like this:
And I went indoors for some ibuprofin, a hot bath, and a bit of a lie-down.
Back at it tomorrow...