Now that I have some storage space, I was able to unpack a number of boxes. Here is a shot of the shelves as they should be, holding lots of books and manga. (Nothing is organized yet, though. That's going to be a monstrous task. wednesday_10_00, when is spring break...?) I'm looking forward to getting the shelves in the guest room, which will allow me to unpack even more boxes.
The new fruiting shrubs that I ordered arrived on Wednesday, which was earlier than I expected, so I scrambled to plant all the bare-root bushes Thursday morning before work. The weekend was less rainy than anticipated, so I was able to get some weeding and other yard work done. I've been collecting all the boxes that I've saved up from unpacking things, and I set a layer of flattened cardboard down in the small gap between the house and the fence in an attempt to smother all the weeds. It's a nice little pathway that would be great with an edible groundcover, such as strawberries, but I have to get rid of the masses of weeds first.