Today several heavy machines arrived to help deal with the large boulder that fell onto the top of the stone steps during the heavy rains in the winter. We watched for hours from a safe distance. First they dumped a truck-load of soil on the far side of the boulder to make a flat surface for the machinery. They then had to disconnect an electricity line so the machines didn’t snag it. They cleared part of the hillside around the rock in order to remove a few other precarious huge stones, and then started breaking up the boulder, carefully pushing the pieces aside and onto the steps (nothing rolled down to the street below). Now they are loading all the stone debris from the steps onto trucks, and then we’ll see what repairs will be needed to the stone stairway.