I also contracted for a set of solar panels. Those are scheduled to be installed on Wednesday.
Various fruit trees are starting to wake up all over the yard. The plum tree is blossoming right now, and I imagine the apple and cherry trees won't be too far behind.
My dad has put in days of work on the fence in the back yard, repairing the damage done by the neighbors' dog as she forced her way through it in multiple places. He has it fastened down solidly, now, with brick and concrete along the entire bottom edge so she can't dig underneath it any more. It should be nice and secure for when Benny comes.