The excavator arrives.
The patio was well built and getting it to break wasn't easy.
But it did break . . .
Watching the patio break up into pieces was mesmerizing. We never really used it - the shape was wrong for such a small patio - so neither of us were sorry to see it go.
After that was gone, the digging began in earnest, and the hole began to get deeper and deeper.
This is the man who dug around the sides and made everything neat and square.
He also did the measuring to make when the man in his machine asked. I'd wondered how they would know when to stop.
By the end of the day, the hole was finished, and now the concrete can be poured for the foundation.