Okay. New day, new week, new attitude. Back on the horse. I'll sell this thing yet. And if I don't I'll sell the next one.
What turned my mood around: work. This weekend was warm and sunny, and since our yard was looking rather Tom Joad-ish, we attacked the lawn for the first time since moving in. Tore down the goldfish pond that was in the middle of the back yard, so now we have enough room for whiffle ball (we are still accepting names for the stadium, by the way). Raked out the dirt so it was level. Used the bricks to make the beginnings of a raised bed for flowers in front of the house. Built a compost heap, and half-filled it with raked grass and leaves. Created a large heap of trash to take to the dump in the near future. I love going to the dump.
That night the lil hux made a homemade pizza with the girls, and we ate outside on the back patio as the sun set, with a fire going in the clay stove for warmth. A lovely end to a good day.
I'd post a picture, but I was too tired to take one.
Next step: planting drought-resistant xeriscape grass. Fun.