When I left the house for an appointment this morning, this is what the men were doing. If you look carefully, you may be able to tell that there is a raised section of dirt on which two men are standing. Around the edges there is a "sidewalk", a lower area. That lower section is the firmly packed earth at the excavation level. The men put dirt back in the hole to form the raised area. I have no idea why, but they certainly made it very precise and neat.
When I came home after several errands (including a chat I'll tell you about in a later entry), the men were getting ready to leave for the day. LOOK!!! The base of the foundation structure has been poured and leveled off beautifully.
It's a long step down from our family room, isn't it? I had hoped you would be able to see the design their leveling made in the wet cement (I can never remember which is correct - concrete or cement?), but it doesn't show up. Ah, well.
Having nothing to do with the above conversation, can you see through the sliding glsss door that our orchid cactus is almost in full bloom? The Christmas/Thanksgiving/and/or sometimes Easter cactus just finished with a few more blooms, too. It's had several blooming periods this year. Nice that something has - our forsythia is a bust again this spring.