Building involves a lot of dirt, and groundworks is expensive and slow. This was a full week of the team digging footing trenches, some through rock. On Friday they poured the perimeter footings. They will use these footings to build a retaining wall, and then our floor slab goes on top of that retaining wall.
We looked at our aspects again from inside, and Michael's study will have an unexpectedly green view down the street. It will be hard to get much work done with such a nice window behind his computer screen, but he will need to keep it up to pay for all this concrete!