In case you were wondering – construction is proceeding apace. Actually, at this point it is more destruction. Let me demonstrate:
in other words – all the stucco is gone from the areas being affected, the complete area for the new foundation has been dug out. There are supporting towers and steel beams holding things up. Multiple large piles of dirt have been formed and removed. Rock has been drilled out. New pipes have been put in so that we have water and sewer. Unless someone forgets, we actually have gas as well. If the vibrations that day have been heavy, the automatic shut off kicks in and the gas goes off. Now that we know how to handle it, no longer a problem. It is also reassuring that the earthquake upgrades we did actually work.
Next to be done are the changes to the front entry to include digging out for the interior stairs going down.
Obviously, it isn’t quiet during the day. The dogs don’t seem to care. Unfortunately, it is just one more external thing I can blame (who me? admit that I am just naturally cranky? I don’t think so….)