all gone

The mounds of earth, septic tank, and leach field are gone, as if they
had never existed.  Ralph brought out his bulldozer as well, along
with a few truckloads of sand, and the house is completely backfilled.
The guys shifted the sand around and buried the extra horizontal
insulation a foot below the top of the sand.  This, to keep the frost
level higher to protect the footers.

Stan cut 2x4s to length for the interior load-bearing partitions.  And
the guys stripped the garage footer forms.