(It was a difficult thing, to limit myself to three exclamation points in the title.)
To say that I am ecstatic is to understate things. As soon as that... thing... is gone and there is daylight, I'm putting everything back to rights.
I don't have kids, and I don't have pets. My only outlet for the nurturing instinct is my plants. So yes, I am a bit over-protective of them. Also, I have hope for irises, and sweet peas, and jasmine in the little space. Somehow, a shovel just clashes *terribly*.
I might even be able to sleep tonight. And eat dinner. How pleasant!