The job started under fair skys with excavation of the required area to build the wall. Johnny Lester, the main man, was one earth moving master and although the soil removal was at times difficult to get the right position, Johhny handled it all with determination and accuracy. The excavation took 2 complete days, and to be honest, I was actually surprised it was done that quickly. The wall building was carefully planned out before even attempting to lift a block into place. Now, to be on the up and up, I had viewed some You Tube videos on retaining wall building because I wanted to know something about what my builder was going to try to sell me. To his credit, his proposals agreed with what I had viewed, so I was fairly sure he knew what he was attempting to do. So, a trench was dug and filled with gravel, tamped down, and the 1st painstaking row of block laid down. Never realized just how time consuming it is to get everything perfectly level side to side and front to back for a length of 59 feet with a 90 degree corner in the middle, but Johnny never hurried or lagged behind as the very 1st row is the most critical,,,,and he finished that 1st row in a single day, less in fact, because it had rained the night before and we had to wait a couple of hours for the area to dry out. The remainder of the wall went up quickly at a pace of 2 to 3 courses a day plus the gravel drainage and packed dirt and reinforcing geogird every 2 courses. This man worked hard, he worked harder than I ever thought possible. Overall, I was quoted 2 weeks from start to end, and if was 1 week and 6 days to be exact. The wall came out just beautiful and I'd not find a worker more dedicated to the job.