I was working away this morning when messenger popped up... "Honey, there's a concrete truck in front of our house."
Yessss! Progress is becoming regular now. Concrete was poured today. Nine 20" diameter footings.
When I got home, I went out to take a look. There had just been a rain storm, so there was a half inch of water standing on the fresh concrete inside the forms. Apparently, this isn't a problem.
Tomorrow: the first lumber load arrives.