The first lesson in building a new home is to choose a location that your mom drives by on a daily basis as she's coming home from work. This tends to cause the mother to stop and check things out, then report back. Very convenient if you don't live close to the build site, as we don't.
So yesterday she reports the forms are up and today she reports they're filled with concrete. I never thought I'd be so excited for concrete. Not sure how long it must cure before they can proceed, but we now have a basement in less than a week's time. Excellent.
By the way, we're racing my sister & brother-in-law as they are building a home with TR Hughes, right up the road. So far, we're winning.