The compost pile is heating up! It's working! I came home tonight and stuck a thermometer in the middle of the pile (actually toward the top since it's a short probe) and it registered just about 140! That and the pile's shrunk a good few inches already.
Of course I hadn't read enough to know what to look for (apparently 140 is pretty optimal) so I started turning it. I even got more newspaper and laid it out next to the pile and moved some of the middle to the other newspper. And since I'll be building two bins right next to each other, it will be the start of the next bin.
Speaking of which, the pallets should be here tomorrow thanks to my dad who's mostly retired. Hopefully I'll be able to build at least one bin tomorrow night.
The other comment I'll make about my compost pile is that it does have a slight smell, but not horrible or strong. I understand that's because it's too wet, though I didn't add any water and it didn't rain today. /shrug
Well, off to research where I can get 15x7 nylon netting with 6 inch holes for my trellis. So far I've found 12x7 at Territorial Seed Co., but I'm holding out for a single trellis for all my plants.
Enjoy your garden!