(by the way, that gap there between the shed and the house should be wide enough for a trailer with loaded F22 -- if not, I'll be having fun moving that shed some day. The AC compressor in the corner is no longer in the way.)
This trench is 24" deep its entire length:
Next step was to have the gas and AC contractors come out to reroute and move stuff. After getting that done, my neighbor came over on a weekend and helped me install a door (where that window is, in the above picture):
Next step was to get working on the boat building tent.