Well, the day has finally arrived.
Andi has a new hole. Andi's Hole.
We'll call it A-Hole for short.
We arrived bright and squirrelly to find the guys already there and starting to get their stuff ready to go.
If you've never seen an excavator in operation, let me tell you...it's an art form. And that's just getting it off the back of the semi trailer.
I took some awesome video on my digital camcorder. If we knew how to get usable video off of it, that would make it even awesomer. Perhaps another day.
But watching the excavator was absolutely mesmerizing. That dude would simultaneously turn the cab one direction, drive the whole rig in another direction, and swing the bucket. It was like watching a crab skitter across the hot sand with his front claws up in the air balancing its prey precariously over its head.
Only a lot bigger.
Is that thing for real? It's a Yeti Crab. Seriously. I tried to find a crab carrying its prey over its head and I found this. No way.
You met Culvert yesterday.
Here's Philly riding Culvert like a guy on a culvert. Or perhaps that's his version of a pole dance. Culvert is now having an identity crisis.
And now Philly's in the bucket.
I'm married to Where's Waldo.
They started by grading the driveway, and then a couple loads of gravel were dumped and spread around.
They buried Culvert. I don't know if he's relieved or not.
Then they dug a hole that resembled a grave in a most disconcerting way. This is where they hooked up to the city water.
I guess it's a Water Hole.
Then out to the back of the lot where they connected the gravity drain to the existing tile.
Whoa...I'd be esceered to go down there!
They dug that trench all the way up to where the house will sit and laid their pipe. Then, like a cat burying its business, they covered up their mess:
Now. The Main Event: The A-Hole.
The first scoops.
Gratuitous Butt Shot:
A little more progress:
Philly trimmed my lilies for me:
Those boys just kept a-diggin...
Holy crap that's a big hole.
I am a rock, I am an iiiiii-sland.
Here's a view from on top of spaghetti.
Great. There's a hose in my hole.
And to top it all off, I've got piles.