I have already concocted a scheme to turn our backyard into a local pit-fighting arena, for the amusement of the neighborhood youths. I figure with ticketing and concessions we could essentially get the house to pay for itself in the first year. My wife is skeptical.
That's the problem with wives. Mention a backyard to them and they think "I can plant basil." Or "we can sit outside on the porch and look at the stars." They don't have the vision to see it as the blood-spattered combat zone it can, and should, become.
We can't move in for about a month, during which time a number of small and medium-sized repairs must be made. (If any of you want to come install new pipes, send an email). But after that, our own place.... Very neat.
Adulthood inches ever-closer.