today the excavator finished clearing the trees and started moving the dirt around and grade the land a bit.
if you look closely in this second picture you will see orange flags that mark the four corners of the house (okay...they're really hard to see). i was surprised at how quickly trees come down and dirt moves when you have professionals on the job!
i'll try to keep the exclamation points to a minimum ........this is the first time we have ever built a house. and Lord willing, the last.