(Not a very good panorama but I'm too tired to go out and take two more pictures.)
Gravel is DONE!!!!!
Used just about 6 of the 7 loads we got. (The other load is for the garage.) And it took about 5 weeks. But it's done at last. I'm not sure I believe it as it seems I've been shoveling gravel all my life.
Next step is to cut the foam to the height of the grade beam, build the other side of the form for the grade beam and install the rebar. Then we can call for an inspection then the cement.
Onward and upward - at last!
Before - note the tall pile of foam and the pipe for the French drain - all in the hole now.
Trench filled! It's a little hard to see but, trust me, it's DONE!