Well we broke ground just over a week ago. Had an unexpected hiccup with getting excavator access to our backyard (original post) but as everyone assured me, all things work out in the end. Fortunately we back up to a greenbelt and on the other side of the greenbelt is a road and long story short, we were able to work with our HOA and the city to allow us to bring the excavator through the greenbelt and up to our backyard. Worked out really well and the silver lining is that it was cheaper and we don't have a mess in our front yard. I was blown away by how quickly the excavation was completed, just took two days; expected more being in rocky Austin. Plumbing is nearly finished and electrical will start next week!