The carpenters arrived first thing this morning to start banging together the forms for the footings for Hazelnut Inn. The site quickly changed as they laid them into place. In the late afternoon the contractor brought a small excavator onsite to dig the lower footings and the three ponds. At this point most of the construction will be on the same elevation but that will quickly change as the concrete is poured and the backfilling and grading begins. The plain side of our house next door will soon be completely hidden from view and the front yard landscapes will be blended together seamlessly. This is going to be a whole lot of fun!