Officially tired of dead grass and shrubs so we're installing a sprinkler system. We ended up getting a pretty good deal through a variety of discounts, and we know we want to live in this house for a long time.
So, lawn looked like this for a few hours earlier this week, but it's much better now fortunately.
Now we just have to figure out how to use it!! Of course, the season for watering is now really short so it will likely be winterized in the next couple of weeks.