Thanks for the kudos. It really helps me to have the pictures, as when I was walking the lawn the other evening, it seemed like the thin areas kind of in the middle of the open section, not far from the driveway, were pretty depressing. Looking back at the pictures shows that the lawn still is making progress. I had to remind myself that it looks pretty good from the side (the view you see in the photos) and will fill in a lot more in the spring once each KBG plant develops some rhizomes to spread a bit!
Thanks for the appreciation of the cobblestones. They were a lot of work, but we really like the way they came out. Usually, I keep all living stuff out of the "dead zone" between the cobblestones and the road, but haven't been doing that while the renovation is under way. (Didn't want any herbicides to overspray onto the new grass.) Similarly, a lot of the new grass seed germinated in the gaps between cobblestones, which needs weeding, but we haven't gotten to that, either.
Thanks also for letting us know you appreciate the pics and descriptions. I just hope that some of this will be useful to others in doing their renovations -- seeing that a renovation doesn't complete in a day, but that steady, measured progress bears the desired results in the end!
Of course! That's why a bear can rest at ease!