Yesterday, we met Tom-builder at the site to map out the driveway, courtyard entrance, and front driveway entrance onto the street so that the final grade and hardscape [ok - "gravel-scape"] bits can be completed as soon as the painters and stucco guys are finished swarming all over the house.
I have high hopes for beginning the garden move soon after.
We have water on-site, now!
And I'm thinking that the workers will probably be going in and out of the doors from now on, rather than pulling up just anywhere in their trucks and trampling everything in sight.
Speaking of doors, here's the front door, finally visible.
Here, having stained the windows, the painter has finally cleared off much of the protective wrapping and you can begin to see the lookout from the living room into the greenwood. It looks "quiet, dark and deep" - even now in the summer - for those who recognize Frost when they hear him. . . .