Today was the big day...the excavators got to work! We had a short delay this week because the setback wasn't looking like it was going to be enough and we needed to get the OK from the geotech. He wasn't able to get here until this afternoon, but once he did and we explained the situation he gave us the go ahead. I guess today isn't the official groundbreaking because they haven't dug into the dirt yet, but the excavators cleared out a lot of the trees and brush in the yard so that they can start tomorrow.
A picture of my rugrats before they got started:
During: ('After' to come once there's a hole!)
Pulling out the roots