I spent quite a bit of today at hole sweet hole, just sitting there watching cement dry. It was MUCH more exciting than it sounds.
That's right, we have footings!
Sometime in the next few days or so (depending on how the expected several days of rain affect the schedule,) you will see photos of my block walls going up. Before anyone asks "why are you going with block instead of poured?" I prefer it. And it saves us about 10 grand. :)