I dumped 43 5-gallon buckets of dirt into my hole yesterday.
So, for the moment anyway, it looks a lot less like a hole and more like a patch of dirt.
But let's hold off on the celebrations for a bit, okay?
Even though I piled dirt up to ground level, I didn't even come close to actually filling the hole. Here is a highly accurate (and to scale, and beautiful) view of what I'm talking about:
See, there's an awful lot of empty space that the dirt didn't get to. I'll have to wait for a good hard rain to cause the dirt to settle some more, then I can dump more dirt into the hole.
Gives me something to look forward to.