As you can see, the rock looks fairly big, but we felt confident that it could be removed.
We had been asking for a few weeks, and then finally on Wednesday, we noticed that they had done the grading in the back yard. The good news is that we have a fair amount of flat yard close to the house (maybe 20 feet or so), which isn't that bad considering we have a small lot (we'd still like more, but it was encouraging). However, the grading also revealed the size of the rock. Take a look at these two pictures:
The above picture is the view straight from the morning room. It's almost 6 feet high.
The picture above is the view of the rock from the master bedroom upstairs. It shows the depth of the rock and just how wide it is .
Our SR Amber and our PM Abe both have known for a while that we've wanted the rock out. And, to their credit, both have called us within the last 24 hours to say that they are not at all happy with what the developer has left in our lot. Both of them have pledged to help us out as much as they can, but Abe admitted that there may be a problem.
Our property line splits the rock in half. Some of it is on our property, and some of it is on the undeveloped lot behind us. Abe said they may only be able to get the rock on our side of the line out, and the rest may have to stay. He's going to go to bat for us, by talking to the developer and even getting his manager involved. But none of us are sure what will happen next.
So, that leaves us with a dilemma. What happens if some of the rock is left? We're trying to come up with possible landscaping ideas, but we can't seem to think of one that will look good at all.
Needless to say, we're stuck in a bad spot if the rock remains.