This is what the site looks like now - a big orange digger and a smaller yellow hauler. With, of course, the most important part of the site, the orange portapotty. For the next 90 days, there won't be a lot of work on the house itself. Starting at the base of the fifty foot slope, they will be working their way up the slope building retaining walls. The first wall will be a large rockery wall that will match the rock near the site. That will be followed by several walls that will be tiled to match the house itself.
I won't have daily reports for a while, but at least I hope to see progress week by week. Time to go back and make a few more decisions, starting with the windows and interior doors. Of course, what I am really thinking about are the kitchen cabinets and the paint colors, but those decisions are needed far in the future.