I still have the front to finish. The weed whacking part should be fairly easy. But then I should get out some hand tools to clean up more. I'm not terribly good at this sort of thing.
In case anyone's interested: the weedwhacker is the Black & Decker Grass Hog, electric, corded. About $50. 14".
When Black & Decker got into the small applicance business their reputation really plunged (bad stuff; I never buy it). So I was not at all sure I would be happy with this beast. But it's everything I could reasonably expect it to be for the type and price.