The digging ..
The excavator is steadily digging for our new foundation and basement.
The little step of dirt on the left side is because the old house did not have proper footings under the foundation. If this dirt had been pulled out the house might have begun settling down here and might have collapsed the backwall.
This picture also shows the width of the extension which measures at 32 feet. And the basement of the extension/add-on will be a standard eight foot ceiling, unlike the old house basement which is roughly a few inches shy of seven feet.