Well we actually made a little bit of progress with the yard. All we have to work with right now is a weed eater but I'm not sure at this point I'd really want to use anything else any way.
Having to pull up a lot of stuff by hand and then multiple sweeps with the weed eater but its working. At least it's not head high right at the house anymore.
Mostly we've been trying to get things unpacked inside and repairing minor stuff like water leaks etc. We've had to repair a leak under the kitchen sink, the kids toilet, the outdoor faucet and a few others as well.
There was a refriderator here already but it didn't work. I've read somewhere that you can turn an old fridge into a smoker. If anyone knows how to do this I would love to get the instructions on that.