Day 2, the progress looked less dramatic, though it was important. They cut a concrete hole in the basement floor and put the first layer of new concrete in it, to form footings so the upstairs stays up.
They also knocked out part of the kitchen wall, except for the stud framing, which awaits a visit from the electrician, the completion of the structural work.
That's Bob on the left and Eric on the right. They built our deck, too. They're spending the summer with us.