I just remembered that I used a backhoe to dig footings for a cabin about a decade ago. And I still have the pictures!!! I had to dig about 15 holes, 4' deep for piers. I hit many rocks but that just made it more fun.
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"