Not until it's done, though.
Ah well, we have a giant hole! We might as well enjoy it! (which we did!)
Careful, old blind Spackle! (seriously, he bee-lined right for the upper corner)
Footing forms for cellar/tower
The excavator did a supremely talented job of carving out varying levels of the house. The shelves seen here are under our porches, and will help support the piers holding up the porch. Better to put those on ground that's been compacted for decades, instead of on backfill.
Looks so modest from this angle, which is looking west up the hill. The daylight basement opens out toward us, and the 1 car garage will be pretty much where that wheelbarrow is.
More footing frames, including a super-wide platform to hold up, someday, a retaining wall which will, someday beyond that, have a frame holding a retired Crystal Mountain lift chair as a swing (!).
Evidence that this field has not always been grass--several large, slowly decaying roots from firs or cedars. Also, you may notice that we have a bare skin of topsoil. Makes it really easy to excavate, and all the topsoil removed from the hold has been reserved, so someday our garden plot may have 12 inches of soil instead of just six.
And, unrelated to Big Digs, Spackle needs to have his nails trimmed.
From what I hear, they're pouring footings today!