I have to admit that the prospect of committing to something like this plan for the back yard is daunting. A large part of me is "inertia centric" and so getting to work on something this large is scary.
It's not a small amount of money or effort, either. Someone pointed out to me that I could get a driveway and a "project car" for about the same money and save a lot of work. But having one project car in the family already (my wife's old MGB in the garage) is enough.
Today I thought of a great idea for what to do with the side of our house (well, _I_ thought it was fantastic), but to be fair, it really only solves theoretical problems. Funny, my wife's objection is based on theoretical issues itself. Ok, now I'm making myself dizzy. I guess we'll have to put that plan on the back burner.
I can't really start with the back yard shed/shop project until after we're done growing our meager peppers and cucumbers in the raised bed. That'll have to be moved, along with the irrigation lines, before we get started.
On the financial side, we have a couple of more pressing items we need to spend our money on first, so this project will come after that. Hopefully the funds will be available around the same time we're ready to move the beds and tear out the irrigation.
More on the irrigation and raised bed move later.