Yesterday Kelly and I stayed late after our church service in order to help out with some of the yard work. I guess we needed the distraction and it was nice to do something constructive rather than something meaningless. The toughest part (and the part we were specifically asked to do) was preparing an area where a new row of hedges will soon be planted. The head of the property committee (I am a member) asked me to use the rotor tiller we keep at the church to help break up the dry, packed soil. So I did, and Kelly assisted me by raking and shoveling out all of the loose soil.