Bath time over.
We are putting in a pool so let's have a look at before and after the big giant pit:
The before shot is after they removed all of the decking and the steps from the back of the house as well as all of the trees. That took about two days. The pile of sand is for remediation of the water line erosion. But that's another project.
Putting in a pool is a surprisingly slow process and requires that the contractor not work too quickly or too frequently. Less than two days a week judging from the pace of it. I am sure the snail-like pace is for our own good. However, in light of the fast approaching oil, I want the pool done so we can at least go swimming when we go to our beach house. And in case anyone is interested - and we all should because it's a national tragedy - the NY Times has excellent coverage of the oil spill. It seems like they have an insider involved in the BP's inept efforts to stop the spill. They scooped CNN and the Times Picayune on the fact that the top kill effort failed by at least 4 hours.
I am blocking the pin wheel blanket for step-grandkid #3 but it's not done yet. Here is Reggie sneaking a quick nap on it while I was not looking: