My dad started the stairs/ramp on Day 3.
He’s meticulous, so it’s slow going. This is the progress at the end of Day 4.
Here is the area I’m working on. There is will a wall from the adobe brick column in the back to the one in the front. So all that dirt and rocks needs to come out. Also, there are two Live Oak stumps in there. I’m pretty sure there will be another big root from the pine, but we’ll figure that out later.
Ana came out and offered to help! Overall, the kids haven’t been very helpful. Caleb has been but it’s offset by all the drama endured when he isn’t helping.
Here’s the pile of rocks we dug up. This is maybe 25% of what we need to dig out. But it’s possible that’s optimistic.