Fio has always thought that, given enough time, and she could do anything, a confidence that must be in the DNA because Aunt Julie once said the same thing about herself. More to the current point, if Fio stares at a problem in the house or the yard long enough, she can eventually remedy the situation. Thus in her former home, she spent a great deal of time sitting on the floor of the unfurnished living room until she figured out what to do with it. And in her current home, she is staring at the yard.
The expensive landscaping didn't work. Most of the plants died and the armadillos are running riot over the grub-rich imported dirt. They're even tearing up the weed barrier Fio hired McHandyman to put down. The future is obvious. Fio's going to check out the prices on flagstones and experiment with putting them down without mortar in one of the planting beds.
Oh, Mr. McHandyman . . . .