J.D. did show up a few minutes later and they went about their business outside. Hope he didn't take it personally.
We are still trying to figure out what the construction schedule means when it talks about "interior demolition" beginning May 1st. We've been told that they wouldn't be doing anything inside the existing house until as late as possible. I'm guessing we just don't know how to interpret the jargon, but we're eager to get clarification on it.