So what to my wondering eyes did appear but a miniature backhoe in the yard when I got home today. Looks like construction on the deck project is getting ready to roll. I called the contractor to be sure he had parked this lovely item in the right yard, and he assured me that he had. Alrighty then! When I asked about the teeny little restriction in the permit from the conservation commission lady that said we can't have any equipment go over the lawn, he said he'd take care of her. Alrighty then again! Call me crazy for (a) wanting to be law abiding and (b) not wanting to piss her off. Mostly (b).