Well, the rock for the driveway finally came.
The membrane was put down to discourage grass and weeds from eventually coming through, and we're told this helps with water runoff as well.  Now if they could just spread the rock around, the driveway should be about done.

Today, we also finally closed on the construction loan.  So it's really up to our contractor and the people he hires as to how fast things go now.  I really just want to get the ground excavated for the house and the foundation poured before it gets cold and stays cold.