When Heather and her brother were small, their dad paid them 5-cents for every brick they moved from one place to the other. By my calculation, Heather moved 500 to 600 bricks from their palettes, which the Highway 9 driver had placed on the sidewalk as near to our lot as he could get, to their storage spot on the corner of our lot. She didn't get paid 5-cents per brick this time, instead she became flush with the satisfaction of having checked a pretty big item off her list.
We also received word that the contractor doing the major site preparation work will begin cutting into the asphalt tomorrow and digging on Monday. They will need two or three days and then another company will come in to install all the screw piles required for the house and studio.
It felt very satisfying doing some work at the lot. With the bricks neatly out of the way and the rest of the assorted patio furniture stacked, we are ready for the real action. Very soon our empty lot will become a construction zone, and not a moment too soon.