I did mighty battle with the back yard last night. Thank God I have a power-mower. Even so, I'll need to re-mow it this weekend. The grass was high and slightly damp, even after drying for days, so that it matted and clumped.
I put a wrap on Chapter 8. I am now getting into Chapter 9, which finally gets me out of revision territory and back into drafting territory. Current word count is 45k.